Tomorrow evening, April 5th at 7pm at the deYoung is a special panel discussion in conjunction with the 10 year anniversary of the war on Iraq. Kael Alford and Thorne Anderson are currently on view at the museum. This is free to attend, so if your by Golden Gate Park tomorrow evening and need shelter from the rain find your way to the deYoung. For more information please visit here.
Photojournalists Kael Alford and Thorne Anderson discuss their reporting of the war in Iraq with Farah Muhsin, an Iraqi living in the Bay Area. In a conversational setting, the three will tell stories of Saddam-era Iraq: the bombing, invasion, occupation, militias, and mercenaries, and daily life in the cafés, streets, and bridal salons of Iraq.
Muhsin has been granted residency in the United States and will reveal the challenges that Iraqis face transitioning to life in the Bay Area. Alford and Anderson live in Texas but have remained engaged in the story of Iraq since the war and continue to work as photographers and journalists. Alford returned to Iraq in 2011 to locate the people she met and photographed on her earlier visits. Anderson first traveled to Iraq in 2002 and has also reported from Afghanistan.