Iraqi Marshlands, Then and Now
A public lecture and discussion with Nik Wheeler, photography and Azzam Alwash, Eden Again/Nature Iraq
Sunday, January 11, 20092:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095
In the mid-1970s, photographer Nik Wheeler recorded the everyday lives and architecture of the people who inhabited the southern marshes of Iraq—the population and region subsequently suffered from development efforts and politically motivated attacks during Saddam Hussein’s rule.
Following a discussion of the photos by Wheeler, Azzam Alwash, the director of Eden Again/Nature Iraq program examines the history and present day conditions of the marshlands.
A Q & A with Wheeler and Alwash moderated by UCLA professor Susan Slyomovics concludes the event.
Planned in conjunction with the exhibition Iraqi Marshlands Then and Now: Photographs by Nik Wheeler. On view at the Fowler Museum at UCLA from December 14, 2008 to March 22, 2009.
Parking: Convenient parking is available in LOT 4, accessible from Sunset Blvd at Westwood. Parking is $9; automated pay stations in the lot accept $1 and $5 bills and credit/debit cards.
Cost : Free