IRIS Nights Lecture Series: Face to Face, Portraits of the Human Spirit

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Alison Wright © Courtesy of the Artist and Annenberg Space for Photography
IRIS Nights Lecture Series: Face to Face, Portraits of the Human Spirit

2000 Avenue of the Stars
Century Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90067
February 21st, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

santa monica/venice
Wed,Thurs, Fri, Sun 11 - 6; Sat 11-7:30


Alison Wright, a New York based documentary photographer, has spent a career capturing the universal human spirit through her photographs and writing. Wright travels to the remotest regions of the globe photographing endangered cultures and documenting issues concerning the human condition.

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

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 Journey of Spirit and Survival, chronicles this inspirational story of survival and her determination to recover.

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

The box office for this event opens Wednesday, February 13 at 12pm PT and Thursday, February 14 at 9:30am

The Annenberg Space for Photography offers live programming through our IRIS Nights lecture series, a public program offered free of charge, by online reservation on a first-come, first-served basis. The series brings to life the most current exhibit with presentations by exhibit featured photographers and other notable experts and guest artists. These programs give attendees unique access to the artists in the intimate setting of the Photography Space.

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 begins 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 have not been claimed by ticketholders to our standby guests.