Documentary photographer to speak Feb. 20 on Middle East

by Dennis Brown

Internationally acclaimed documentary photographer Alan Pogue will make a presentation titled “Rubber Bullets: The Middle East” at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 20) in Room 105 of the University of Notre Dame Law School.p. For more than 30 years, Pogue has photographed subjects related to social and political movements worldwide, and his work has been featured in national and international exhibitions.
p. The title of his talk at Notre Dame refers to the metal bullets covered with a thin layer of rubber coating that he has found while working in Bethlehem. In the last four years, Pogue has traveled twice to Jordan, Israel and the West Bank, and on four occasions to Iraq. He recently returned from Pakistan, where he photographed Afghan refugees.p. A Pogue exhibition titled “A Portrait of Berwyn-Cicero’s Latino Community” and sponsored by Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies was on display last semester in the University’s McKenna Hall. It will open next week in the Chicago suburb of Cicero.
p. Pogue began his photography career while serving as a chaplain’s assistant and combat medic in Vietnam. He has served as a staff photographer with the Texas Observer for 29 years and his many honors include a Dobie-Paisano fellowship as well as recognition by the Austin Chronicle as the city’s best photographer for 10 consecutive years.
p. Pogue’s presentation is cosponsored by the Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Institute for Latino Studies and is free and open to the public.

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