Johns Hopkins SAIS to host a conversation and reception for the launch of photography exhibit, “15 Stories of Hope, Change & Justice,” on Thursday, February 1, 2018

A conversation on the impact of photojournalism and creative storytelling on public policy will mark the launch of a new photography exhibit, “15 Stories of Hope, Change & Justice,” at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). A reception and viewing of the exhibit will follow the panel discussion.
“15 Stories of Hope, Change, & Justice” exhibits artwork on pressing global issues by the first cohort of the Advanced Mentored Studies Program at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. The Colorado-based program is a three-year workshop focused on visual storytelling and documentary photography by emerging artists. The workshop is led by award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker Ed Kashi and James Estrin, the co-founder and co-editor of the New York Times photography blog Lens.
The exhibit is a part of The Big Picture, a forum at Johns Hopkins SAIS dedicated to exploring international relations through arts and culture. The Big Picture provides a culturally-rich and dialogue-oriented learning experience for students, faculty, alumni, thought leaders, global institutions, community organizations, and the Washington, D.C. community through a series of art and photography exhibitions, musical performances, dialogues, and other events on global issues.
James Estrin
Senior Staff Photographer, The New York Times
Kara Frame
Video Producer, NPR
Salwan Georges
Photojournalist, The Washington Post
Ed Kashi
Photojournalist, Filmmaker, and Educator
Griselda San Martin
Documentary Photographer
Shamila N. Chaudhary
Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute and Senior Advisor to Dean Vali Nasr
Time and Date
4:30- 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 1, 2018
The photography exhibition and reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the library on the 8th floor following the panel discussion.
Johns Hopkins SAIS

Kenney Herter Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can request to cover the event by selecting “Media” on the online registration form. Final media access will be confirmed at least one day prior to the event. Pre-authorized camera setup will only be permitted from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Media Contact
Stacy A. Anderson
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 office
202.853.7983 mobile
About the Speakers
Shamila N. Chaudhary is a Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute and Senior Advisor to Dean Vali Nasr at Johns Hopkins SAIS. She is a writer and foreign policy expert specializing in counterterrorism, national security policy, and South Asia. She previously served in the Obama Administration, including the White House National Security Council and the U.S. Department of State. She is co-editor of the documentary photography book UnPresidented: The Inauguration of Donald J. Trump and the People’s Response.
James Estrin is a Senior Staff Photographer for the New York Times. He is the co-founder of Lens, the newspaper’s photography blog, and has been its co-editor since it launched in 2009. Estrin has worked for the New York Times since 1987 and was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team in 2001.
Kara Frame is a video producer at NPR in Washington, D.C. She pursues personal projects in her free time, often focusing on issues surrounding veterans and women. Frame graduated with an MA in New Media Photojournalism from the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University.
Salwan Georges is an Iraqi-American staff photojournalist at the Washington Post based in Washington, D.C. Georges started his career as a staff photographer at the Detroit Free Press. In 2016, he was named Multimedia Photographer of the Year by the Michigan Press Photographers Association. His long-term project documents Iraqi refugees in the Detroit area.
Ed Kashi a photojournalist, filmmaker, speaker, and educator dedicated to documenting the social and political issues. He is a member of the VII Photo Agency. In 2002, Kashi co-founded TALKING EYES MEDIA, a non-profit company that has produced numerous award-winning short films, exhibits, books and multimedia pieces exploring significant social issues.
Griselda San Martin is a Spanish documentary photographer based in New York City. She is a graduate of the International Center of Photography’s Documentary Photography program and holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Colorado. San Martin explores trans-national issues focusing on borders, cultures, and identities, and challenging the popular assumptions that dominate media discourses.
About Johns Hopkins SAIS
A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For nearly 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school’s interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.
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