Lens on Syria: A Photographic Tour of Its Ancient and Modern Culture

with Daniel Demeter
Thursday, September 22, 2016

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Elliott School of International Affairs
Lindner Family Commons, Room 602

From 2006–2009, American photographer Daniel Demeter traveled broadly throughout Syria, documenting the country’s warm and kindhearted people, vibrant markets, exciting landscapes, archaeological sites, historic monuments, and religious architecture. In seven chapters organized by region, Lens on Syria offers a unique visual experience of pre-war Syria and serves as an invaluable record of the country’s long history, rich heritage, and diverse culture.
Mr. Demeter will discuss his experiences capturing the cultural heritage of Syria through photographs, and reflect on the changes Syria has seen since the outbreak of violence there in 2011. Dr. Christopher A. Rollston will be present to discuss the book and the photographs with Mr. Demeter.

Prof. Christopher Rollston is a scholar of the ancient Near East at GW, specializing in Hebrew Bible, Old Testament Apocrypha, Northwest Semitic literature, epigraphy and paleography, and he has previously excavated in Syria.

Thursday, September 22, 2016
4:00 - 5:30 pm
1957 E Street, NW
Lindner Family Commons, Room 602