February 2009 @ 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.

Visit Paula Lerner's website at http://www.lernerphoto.com/content.html?page=5