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Think & Drink on photography and war in Portland, May 26

Think & Drink on photography and war: A happy-hour conversation series sponsored by Oregon Humanities. Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. at rontoms, 600 E. Burnside, Portland. This event is free and open to the public

The spring 2010 Think & Drink happy-hour conversation brings together photography curator and writer Kirsten Rian and photojournalist Thorne Anderson for a discussion about the ethics of war photography and the role of photographs in shaping our understanding of war on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at 6:00 at rontoms, 600 E. Burnside, Portland. The happy-hour series, which sparks provocative conversations about big ideas, is sponsored by Oregon Humanities (formerly Oregon Council for the Humanities).

Kirsten Rian is a nationally recognized photography curator and arts writer, and has coordinated more than 375 exhibitions and 65 books and catalogues. She most recently curated the permanent exhibition for the new Mercy Corps international headquarters. Rian was executive director of Blue Sky Gallery/Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts from 1991–2007. She teaches photography, artist process, and writing throughout Portland.

Thorne Anderson has spent nearly a decade photographing conflicts from the Balkans to South Asia and the Middle East while covering international news as an independent photographer. His work is regularly published in Newsweek, Time, Rolling Stone, People, New York Times, and others. He is co-author/photographer of the book and traveling exhibition Unembedded: Four Independent Photojournalists on the War in Iraq. He is an assistant professor of photojournalism at the University of North Texas.

Oregon Humanities connects Oregonians to ideas that transform communities. More information about our programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project: A New Chautauqua, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Teacher Institutes, Happy Camp, Public Program Grants, Responsive Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at oregonhumanities.org. Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.

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