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Alison Wright\, a New York bas ed documentary photographer\, has spent a career capturing the universal hu man spirit through her photographs and writing. Wright travels to the remot est regions of the globe photographing endangered cultures and documenting issues concerning the human condition.

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Wright’s photography is represented by National Geographic\, and has been published world-wide. She is a recipient of many awards including the Doro thea Lange Award in Documentary Photography for her photos of child labor i n Asia.

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On January 2\, 2000 Alison’s life was nearly cut short during a horrific bus accident on a remote jungle road in Laos. Wright’s memoir\, Learning to Breathe\; One Woman’s Jour ney of Spirit and Survival\, chronicles this inspirational story of su rvival and her determination to recover.

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Alison will also present images excerpted from her new book\, “Face to Face\, Portraits of the Human Spirit\,” (Spring 2013\, Schiffer) as she cap tures the indomitable spirit that lives within us all.   
             
Alison has photographed for a variety of non-profit and humanitaria n organizations. Wright has founded the Faces of Hope Fund that helps provi de medical care and education to children in crisis around the world.

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The box office for this event o pens Wednesday\, February 13 at 12pm PT and Thursday\, February 14 at 9:30a m
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The Anne nberg Space for Photography offers live programming through our IRIS Nights lecture series\, a public program offered free of charge\, by online reser vation on a first-come\, first-served basis. The series brings to life the most current exhibit with presentations by exhibit featured photographers a nd other notable experts and guest artists. These programs give attendees u nique access to the artists in the intimate setting of the Photography Spac e.

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Please note that our lectures tend to fill up quickly. Don't be discouraged if you are unable to get tickets through our online ticketing system. The standby list for each lecture begi ns at 5pm on the day of the event in person at the Photography Space. About 10 minutes prior to the start of the lecture\, we release any seats that h ave not been claimed by ticketholders to our standby guests.

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