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September 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Syrian photojournalist Bassam Khabieh has powerfully documented war crimes and other ongoing human rights violations in the Syrian conflict, with images featured by organizations such as UNICEF, the World Health Organization, Reuters, and The Atlantic. In 2015 Khabieh was awarded the Robert Capa Gold Medal for “photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise.” Khabieh’s impressive achievements are even more remarkable in light of the fact that he is entirely self-taught. Khabieh has survived chemical attacks, airstrikes, booby-trapped cars, and cluster bombs. At the outbreak of the conflict, he was a student of information technology who chose to use his cell phone to take pictures while training himself to use more sophisticated equipment in order to “ensure that the horrific human rights abuses that have been perpetrated would not be without witness.”

Hosted by the Oak Institute for Human Rights.

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September 12, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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