Photographer to share rewards and challenges of documenting humanitarian and conflict stories in lecture at Lycoming College

Photographer to share rewards and challenges of documenting humanitarian and conflict stories in lecture at Lycoming College

A Rohingya girl in a detainment camp in Rakhine state.

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Andrew Stanbridge, a photographer who captures humanitarian, conflict and environmental stories from around the globe, will discuss the rewards and challenges of his profession during a presentation from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on April 24. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the lecture hall in the Fine Arts Center on the Lycoming College campus.

The Portland, Ore.-based photographer has caught images that show the hardships and heartbreaks in many areas including the Syrian civil war, Burma’s road to democracy, Rohingya issues, the post-colonial culture and delicate biodiversity of Sao Tome and Principe, Ethiopia and the aftermath of war in Laos and Cambodia.

His work has been exhibited internationally and has been published in many venues including National Geographic, Al Jazeera, VICE, The International Herald Tribune, The Guardian, Vocativ, Roads & Kingdoms, PDN and the California Academy of Sciences.

He holds a bachelor’s from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an master’s of fine arts from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Stanbridge is a member of the Frontline Freelance Register and has also been trained by Reporters Instructed In Saving Colleagues, Inc. (RISC) to learn safety and first aid skills that mitigate physical security and safety threats in conflict areas.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Film and Video Arts (DCOM) Program and the Global Affairs Affinity Community, one of several Lycoming College residential campus communities formed as part of a program in which students and faculty explore thematic academic interests beyond formal classroom boundaries.

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