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Photoville Panel: Photography and the Battle for Global LGBT Rights

Event Date:

September 13, 2015 | 2:15 PM EDT
Image by Misha Friedman. Russia, 2013.

With homophobic rhetoric now legitimized by federal law, being gay in Russia can be extremely...

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Yegor, Boghdan and Timur in their new apartment in Kiev. Image by Misha Friedman. Ukraine, 2014.

Join the Pulitzer Center for "Photography and the Battle for Global LGBT Rights," at Photoville 2015 in New York on Sunday, September 13. Three photographers discuss their documentation of LGBT communities in Russia, Uganda and North America.

The panel features Pulitzer Center grantees Daniella Zalcman and Misha Friedman, and creator of "Fearless: Portraits of LGBT Student Atheletes," Jeff Sheng. Michael Heflin, the director of equality for the Open Society Human Rights Initiative, moderates the discussion.

Panel will be followed by a reception in the Beer Garden with free appetizers and beer. Tickets will be distributed at the panel.

Friedman's work is displayed in the Pulitzer Center-curated exhibit, "The Iron Closet," at Photoville, opening Thursday, September 10 and running through September 20.

More about the panel.

Sunday, September 13
2:15-3:15 PM
Photoville Pavilion
Followed by reception in the Beer Garden
One Brooklyn Bridge Park
360 Furman Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201


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