@ the Chelmsford Library
"Afghan Stories: Behind the Headlines"
An exhibit and presentation by photojournalist Paula Lerner
Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009
Reception at 2 p.m.
Presentation at 3 p.m.
Plenty of news stories out of Afghanistan
cover the ongoing insurgency and hardships of war. Few tell of how people
are rebuilding in the war’s aftermath. Since 2005, Boston-based
photojournalist Paula Lerner has made multiple trips to Afghanistan to
document the lives of women in that country. At this presentation she
will show the multimedia feature, “The Women of Kabul,” produced
in collaboration with the washingtonpost.com as well as present “Hidden
Lives,” a multimedia piece on women in Kandahar. Both of these features
give women in different walks of life a chance to tell their powerful
stories, opening a window on a world that has been largely unknown or
closed to western observers. Please join us for a lively presentation
and discussion. This program is free and open to the public.
Paula Lerner's website at http://www.lernerphoto.com/content.html?page=5