Join the Oak Center in welcoming 2018 fellow Bassam Khabieh to the Colby community with a cocktail reception and tour of the photographic exhibition with the photographer. Khabieh has powerfully documented war crimes and other ongoing human rights violations in the Syrian conflict. He will give a tour of his work and speak about some of the pieces.
His stunning photographs, “one of the largest bodies of work on the Syrian conflict, bring this unspeakable war out of the shadows,” according to a board member for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. In 2015 Khabieh was awarded the Robert Capa Gold Medal for “photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise.” Ambassador Bob Gelbard ’64 will also be in attendance.