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'Surviving War and Famine in Yemen' at Photoville 2019

A woman sits with her baby inside a shelter for displaced persons in Ibb. Image by Nariman El-Mofty/AP Photo. Yemen, 2018.

A woman sits with her baby inside a shelter for displaced persons in Ibb. Image by Nariman El-Mofty/AP Photo. Yemen, 2018.

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 4:00PM to Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 8:00PM
Brooklyn Bridge Plaza
17-31 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States

From September 12 to September 15 and September 19 to 22, 2019, Pulitzer Center grantee Nariman El-Nofty's Pulitzer Prize-winning project will be featured at Photoville 2019. This year, the Pulitzer Center is once again curating its own exhibit. Photoville is a free, annual photography exhibition that repurposes shipping containers to display work from over 600 visual artists.

El-Nofty's project, Jalila: Surviving War and Famine in Yemen, details the lives of Jalila and Hagar, a baby and mother that El-Nofty met while at a clinic in Hodeidah. Hagar is a mother of eight who skips meals to allow more food for her children but, rather than perpetuate the narrative of victimization, El-Nofty hopes her work humanizes the people she photographs.

El-Nofty is a photojournalist based in Cairo for the Associated Press. Recently, her team at the AP was honored with the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting for their year-long coverage of conflict and crisis in Yemen. Their reporting was supported with a grant from the Pulitzer Center. Previously, El-Nofty won the Overseas Press Club Olivier Rebbot Award, also for her coverage of war in Yemen, and was a 2017 Magnum Foundation fellow. 

Pulitzer Center staff will be onsite on September 19 for Photoville's Education Day to present and discuss El-Nofty's project with students from New York City schools.