Doors: 6:30pm for 7pm start
Finbarr O’Reilly is a Reuters photographer based in Dakar, Senegal. He began his journalism career as a writer and has covered Africa for 10 years. He turned to photography in 2005
and was awarded the World Press Photo of the Year in 2006 for his image of a mother and child at an emergency feeding center in Niger. He has since won awards for his multimedia work and photography, including first place awards from POYi and the NPPA. His solo exhibition, “Congo On The Wire” has shown in France and Canada. His series on white poverty in South Africa was included in the exhibition “After A” in Italy in 2010. Finbarr is among those profiled in the 2011 documentary “Under Fire: Journalists in Combat, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Academy Awards.
Under Fire – Journalists in Combat
A unique exploration of the psychological and emotional toll of covering wars and the risks journalists take in order to cover them. Shortlisted for the Academy Award nomination for best documentary, Under Fire: Journalists in Combat is co-produced by Dr. Anthony Feinstein, who works as a psychiatrist for CNN, CBS, BBC, Reuters and other international news outfits. The documentary features the experiences and insights of award winning journalists such as Chris Hedges, Jeremy Bowen, Christina Lamb, Paul Watson, Ian Stuart, Finbarr O' Reilly, Jon Steele and many more. Among those interviewed are prominent war journalists from the New York Times; BBC, Times of London and many others.
Directed by: Martyn Burke
PhotoVoice’s vision is for a world in which no one is denied the opportunity to speak out and be heard. PhotoVoice’s mission is to build skills within disadvantaged and marginalised communities using innovative participatory photography and digital storytelling methods so that they have the opportunity to represent themselves and create tools for advocacy and communications to achieve positive social change.
Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest international multimedia news provider. Its content powers newsrooms around the world and reaches 1 billion people each day. A network of 600 photographers distributes 1,600 pictures each day - over half a million each year. Images are transmitted within minutes to the world’s media to provide a constant mirror of our times.
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