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Sunday, June 10 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Salwan Georges: An Iraqi Journey in America

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During a heated presidential campaign that at times focused attention on immigration and Muslims, Washington Post photographer Salwan Georges set out in mid-2016 to capture the everyday lives of an Arab-American Muslim immigrant family, a family not unlike his own. Aiming to demystify people who at times had been characterized as a threat to America, Georges found the Almuna family in Michigan, a couple raising three sons in the midwest.

New York Times Senior Photographer James Estrin, co-editor of Lens, the Times' photography blog, will moderate.

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James Estrin

James Estrin is a Senior Staff Photographer for the New York Times. He is also a founder of Lens, the Times’s photography blog and  co-edits it with David Gonzalez.  Mr. Estrin has worked for the Times since 1987 and was part of a Pulitzer Prize winning team in 2001.Mr. Estrin... Read More →
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Salwan Georges

Salwan Georges, 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 in Michigan.

Sunday June 10, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Nitze Kenney Herter Auditorium John Hopkins SAIS