Oklahoma University has produced an educational festival to celebrate literature and photography, with a spotlight on global women’s issues. photokunst coordinated bringing Phil Borges and his traveling “Stirring the Fire” exhibition to OU, with the inspired help of catalyst/photographer/author Yousef Khanfar.
We have been very impressed by the quality and depth of OU’s rich dimensional offerings, and inter-departmental collaborators – kudos!
of International Literature & Culture
Women’s Empowerment Around the World
Through Literature, Film & Photography
The 2013 festival features internationally renowned photographer Phil Borges. As well as participating in festival panels and workshops, he will speak at the opening of his exhibition Stirring the Fire: A Global Movement to Empower Women and Girls at OU’s Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.
The FJJMA Museum and OU;s World Literature Today will host the opening reception April 12 at 7 pm.
Please see the gallery talks, lectures and other programs page for more information.
Concurrent with the festival was the release of World Literature Today‘s
“Taking Pictures, Telling Stories,” a portfolio devoted to Photography and Literature,
the March 2013 double issue of WLT, which features image galleries and essays by twenty-one photographers.
Read the feature article by Phil Borges: Tibet Culture on the Edge