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Building Narratives, One Photograph at a Time
With Kiana Hayeri


Building Narratives, One Photograph at a Time
With Kiana Hayeri

Date: Thu, May 09, 2019 01:00PM
Price: Free with Museum Admission

Join us for a talk from award-winning documentary photographer Kiana Hayeri as she offers a window into the daily lives of Afghan women, shining a light on their struggles and hopes. Hayeri’s photographs reveal a seldom-seen side of life in conflict zones, raising the question: has the West’s involvement in Afghanistan improved women’s lives? Hayeri will share her insight into how Afghan women are empowering themselves, and offer reasons for hope.



Kiana Hayeri is an Iranian-Canadian documentary photographer currently based in Kabul, Afghanistan. Born in Tehran, she migrated to Toronto while still a teenager and took up photography to bridge cultures and languages. In 2014, Hayeri was named one of PDN’s 30 emerging photographers to watch. Today she is a Senior TED Fellow and a regular contributor to the New York Times. Her work has been widely published, including in Harper's Magazine, The Washington Post, NPR, and the Wall Street Journal.


Changemakers Talk Series

Various dates, May–June, 2019

Igniting Agency with Dr. Lauryn Oates

May 2, 2019, 7 pm

Performative Preservation with Dr. Azra Akšamija

May 14, 2019, 7 pm

The Sisters Project: Photography as a Tool for Social Change with Alia Youssef

May 28, 2019, 7 pm

Finding Ourselves in Our Clothes with Meera Sethi

June 13, 2019, 7 pm


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