6–8pm | Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art plus a reception in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Circuit of Art
The exhibition will be on the 3rd floor mezzanine and reception will be in the Sandy Bell gallery.
For over thirty years Phil Borges has been documenting indigenous and tribal cultures, striving to create an understanding of the challenges they face. His work is exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide, and his award-winning books include, most recently, Tibet: Culture on the Edge. He has hosted television documentaries on indigenous cultures for Discovery and National Geographic. In 2004 Phil was honored with a Lucie at the International Photography Awards for his humanitarian work. He lectures and teaches internationally, and his current projects focus on social and economic gender issues in the developing world. To create Stirring the Fire, in 2004 Phil met the women and girls that are featured in the exhibition while documenting projects for NGOs like Amnesty International and CARE. The companion book, Women Empowered: Inspiring Change in the Emerging World, with a foreword by Madeleine Albright, documents women from developing countries who have broken through barriers of tradition and oppression to become catalysts of change in their communities.