Fox Gallery is thrilled to host an evening with internationally renowned photojournalists Paula Bronstein and Nancy Borowick. This event is hosted in collaboration with Photography Studies College (PSC).
Both photographers will provide an intimate insight into their multi-award winning works – an open Q & A with PSC’s Academic Director Daniel Boetker-Smith will follow the talks.
Fox Gallery exists to allow the public to connect and engage with powerful photography.
This is a FREE event but places are limited, please only reserve a ticket if you can attend.
Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Please note as seating is limited some guests will be required to stand.
Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear
Afghanistan has endured armed conflict to one degree or another since 1979 when the Soviet Union invaded. In the fall of 2001, the award-winning American photojournalist Paula Bronstein traveled to Afghanistan on assignment for Getty Images to document the U.S-led Occupation Enduring Freedom in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Captivated by the people of Afghanistan and the rugged beauty of their country’s landscape, Paula returned to the country repeatedly over 15 years to document the lives of the Afghan people against the backdrop of a brutal and protracted war. Paula worked during periods of relative peace that saw the birth of a democratic government along with more opportunity for women and education for girls. She chose to spend most of her time documenting the Afghan people rather than on embeds with international troops, resulting in a body of work that goes beyond war coverage to reveal the full complexity of daily life in what may be the most reported on, yet least understood country in the world. Paula gives voice to those Afghans, particularly women and children, rendered silent during the violent Taliban regime.
Paula Bronstein’s many nominations and awards span decades and represent only a small space in what is simply a lifetime of phenomenal front line news and documentary photography across the globe. She sits alongside the most important female photojournalists as a multiple nominee and award winner of international contests including The Pulitzer, Pictures of The Year International, and The National Press Photographer’s Association. She has judged some of the most important international photography contests, and exhibited extensively. Paula is a dedicated humanitarian photographer, covering conflict, human rights, bringing a voice to those who have none.
The Family Imprint
The Family Imprint is an intimate story of family, as Nancy Borowick’s parents underwent parallel treatments for stage-four cancer. The story is about life and love more than cancer and death. In a sense, it reads and feels like a scrapbook—and is filled with decades of saved loved letters, keepsakes and other clues about our lives, enriching the larger story which Nancy had been photographing for a few years already. The project, which was formally known as Cancer Family Ongoing, was published nationally and internationally, has received international awards and recognition, most recently a World Press Photo award in 2016.
Nancy Borowick is a humanitarian photographer based on the island of Guam and New York City. She is a graduate of the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism program at the International Center of Photography and holds a degree in Anthropology and Photography from Union College.
Nancy’s most recent focus has been her parents’ battles with cancer, which culminated in her monograph, The Family Imprint, published with Hatje Cantz in 2017. She has received numerous accolades for the book and the photo series, including recognition as a winner in the Photo District News Photo Annual, a top finalist in the Pictures of the Year International competition 2018 as well as in the International Photo Awards competition. Her work took the top honor in the Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture and she ultimately took home the 2 nd prize in the prestigious World Press Photo Award’s 2016 category for Long Term Projects.
Nancy is a regular contributor to the New York Times and her work has been exhibited internationally in over 100 cities around the globe.