SHU to Host ‘Haiti: A History of Crisis’ as Part of Vision Project

News Story: February 1, 2011

Sacred Heart University will host an evening with photojournalist Les Stone as part of Vision Project’s “Photography In a Digital World” lecture series.  “Haiti: A History of Crisis” is a retrospective of Stone’s work in Haiti over the last two decades.  The talk will take place at 6:30pm on Thursday, March 3, 2011, in the Schine Auditorium on campus at 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT. This event is free and open to the public.

Critically acclaimed photographer, Les Stone, has been photographing Haiti for over twenty years.  Since 1987, he has traveled there more than 100 times, documenting the lives, culture and events of a nation struggling to survive. No one has chronicled the country’s history with such depth and understanding.  The winner of several World Press Photo Awards and Picture of the Year Awards, Stone’s work has appeared in the pages of National Geographic, Time, Life, Stern, Fortune and many others. Stone’s work straddles the worlds of photojournalism and fine art photography. His images are powerful not only because they bring to our attention important and often overlooked events, but because they do so in a visually arresting way.

The moderators will be Richard Falco, president of Vision Project and a professor in the Department of Communication & Media Studies, and Dr. June-Ann Greeley, associate professor of Religious Studies. The sponsors for this lecture are Vision Project and the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. Vision Project is an organization dedicated to the development of documentary photography, investigative journalism, video, multimedia, and education.