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Best of 2015: Chicago, Poland, Serbia and Germany

This was a year of terrorist attacks, mass shootings a-plenty, mass exodus from the Middle East, North and East Africa and the AfPak region which does not include India but a small number from Bangladesh, rising xenophobic far right sentiment, and an uptick in hostility towards Muslims unprecedented since immediately after the September 11, 2001 attacks. The far right so far has been kept on the back burner, but the slow slide into what I liken to the Brezhnev years of the Cold War for the Global War on Terror (GWoT) years is upon us. The American presidential elections offer little reason or occasion for hope. The state of affairs in Syria, too, offers little occasion for hope. “Assad must go” has converted into the new “red line,” as US Secretary of State John Kerry concedes Assad can stay because the US has no one else to pluck out of an abyss of alternatives. The whole world has heard of the Islamic State and the international media relishes any opportunity to put the group’s name …

Sustenance: Chicago and the Food Chain in Milan, Italy

August 27 – September 20 Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci ART WORKS Projects, in collaboration with the U.S. Consulate General in Milan, is pleased to present an Italian tour of the exhibit Sustenance: Chicago and the Food Chain, documenting the realities of food access in Chicago through the eyes of local children at home, in school, and in their communities. Bringing this important story to international audiences, this exhibit with photography by Amanda Rivkin explains Chicago’s place within global agricultural practices and policies, and highlights the city’s many innovative programs working to enhance children’s relationships with nutrition and healthy food. A supplemental feature of photographs from Marwen students adds young Chicagoans’ perspectives on the topics of food and nutrition. After a successful run in the ART WORKS Projects’ Chicago studio, which attracted more than twenty local organizations and hundreds of visitors, the exhibit will now travel to Milan in conjunction with Expo Milano 2015: “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” As part of the “Expo in città” programming through the …

Art Works Projects Exhibits Touring Europe

Big news! My first museum show is opening in a little over a week. Here is a little teaser from Art Works Projects: Exciting exhibits are touring Europe – ART WORKS is bringing “Sanctuary and Sustenance” to Cologne and “Sustenance: Chicago and the Food Chain” to Milan! Thanks to our collaborators Amanda Rivkin Photography, the U.S. Consulate General Milan, Manifest Media, and Art und Amen.

Cortona on the Move: Projection of Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Oil Pipeline This Friday @ 11pm

This Friday at the Cortona on the Move Festival in Cortona, Italy my work, “Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Oil Pipeline,” will be projected at 11pm along with the work of other photographers who have used the crowdfunding platform Emphas.Is. Other photographers involved in this projection include Matt Eich, Olivier Laban-Mattei, Tamara Abdul-Hadi, Kadir van Lohuizen, Per-Anders Pettersson, Joao Pina, Tomas van Houtryve, Erika Larsen and Patrick Brown. Previously, “Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Oil Pipeline,” was awarded the National Geographic Young Explorers Grant and has been published on the National Geographic website, and images featured on The New York Times Lens blog, British Journal of Photography, Asian Geographic, Madame Figaro, Freelens, and Archivo Zine.