March 28, 2012
- from 5:30pm to 7:30pm -
The Art Institute of Boston
Open to the public
From protest and political change in Libya to devastation in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, photojournalists undertake grave risk to capture the pivotal moments in history. The Consulate General of France in Boston and The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University celebrate that mission in 101 Photos for Press Freedom, an exhibit from March 21 to April 30, 2012
in The Art Institute of Boston Gallery
, 700 Beacon Street, Boston.
The exhibition’s 101 images convey war, revolution, and other world events that have unfolded since 1947. The exhibit and related events honor the 25th anniversary of Reporters Sans Frontieres (Reporters Without Borders)
, an international organization that advocates freedom of the press, founded in 1985 by Robert Ménard, RonyBrauman and journalist Jean-Claude Guillebaud.
The internationally renowned Magnum photo agency in Paris gathered 101 photographs donated by its members for the exhibit, which is free and open to the public.
An Opening Reception
will be held Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 5:30-7:30pm
, at the AIB Gallery
, 700 Beacon Street, Boston. Three of the award-winning photojournalists from MAGNUM, Peter van Agtmael, Antoine D-Agata and Susan Meiselas will be present at this reception.
“The Consulate General of France is happy to have contributed to this exquisite photo exhibition. Not only do these pictures brilliantly illustrate the big questions of today’s world, but they also invite the spectators to reflect upon freedom of expression to which France and the United States are committed
” said Mr. Christophe Guilhou, Consul General of France in Boston.