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Photographer Lucian Perkins at Inaugural Smithsonian 'PhotoTalks'

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Michelle Baillot brings Touana (5), Schkourtessa (7) and Erlina Sélimi (10) to France’s World War II Victory Day at Le Chambon-sur-Lignon’s town’s square.  The girls are from a Kosovar refugee family that Baillot has been close to now for ten years. “I tell them that you are not from here, so you are going to have to be better than everyone else.” Image by Lucian Perkins. France, 2018.

Michelle Baillot brings Touana (5), Schkourtessa (7) and Erlina Sélimi (10) to France’s World War II Victory Day at Le Chambon-sur-Lignon’s town’s square.  The girls are from a Kosovar refugee family that Baillot has been close to now for ten years. “I tell them that you are not from here, so you are going to have to be better than everyone else.” Image by Lucian Perkins. France, 2018.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 6:00PM
Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle)
1000 Jefferson Drive SW
Washington, DC 20560
United States
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Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lucian Perkins, an independent photographer and filmmaker, takes part in a discussion on identity as part of the inaugural Smithsonian "PhotoTalks" on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Perkins discusses his Pulitzer Center-supported reporting project, " An Unexpected Sanctuary," and the story of a French town that has welcomed refugees for 400 years.

The event is a visual storytelling opportunity for photographers to showcase their work and chat with audience participants. This first session of "PhotoTalks" focuses on identity, the theme of the magazine's July/August 2018 photo package.

Photographers Erika P. Rodriguez and Wayne Martin Belger join Perkins for the conversation moderated by photojournalist Allison Shelley, who also is a Pulitzer Center grantee.

Seating is limited. Register today!