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A Sense of Common Ground

Excerpts: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh

February 22, 2003, through June 22, 2003
Fazal Sheikh uses portrait photography to raise public awareness about the long-term effects of war on women, children, and the elderly. This exhibition focuses on the plight of east African refugees. Sheikh accompanies his emotionally complex portraits with individualized narratives that confront the viewer with the dignity and grace that has guided these victims through war, displacement, and exile.
Fazal Sheikh's residency is sponsored by the Bildner Foundation, the Dickey Center for International Understanding/War and Peace Studies Program, Leslie Center for the Humanities, Hood Museum of Art, African and African American Studies, and the Studio Art Department. The exhibition is made possible by the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Hall Fund.
Curated by Barbara Thompson, Curator of African, Oceanic, and Native American Collections
Hood Museum