Hours: Tues – Saturday, 1-5pm
EXHIBIT LAUNCH PARTY: Friday, June 15th (doors open at 8pm). DJ, dance music, snacks, beverages, plus the artist will be present to introduce the exhibit.
Photojournalist STEFAN CHRISTOFF will be displaying a series of striking photographs captured throughout Lebanon in 2005 & 2006 at Winnipeg’s Rudolf Rocker Cultural Centre, from mid-June until mid-July 2007. Christoff’s images bring to life the realities of life and struggle from Lebanon utilizing sharp artistic edges and beautiful colors.
From the streets of Beirut to the open skies of south Lebanon, Christoff’s photos outline sketches realities of life in Lebanon. The photographs convey the human realities of a nation facing major political upheaval in recent years, marked by massive street demonstrations, international political intervention & a devastating Israeli military attack in 2006.
Christoff’s images also document the social and political conditions of Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon. From the Palestinian refugee camps of Ain el-Hilweh in southern Lebanon, to Burj el-Barajneh in the southern suburbs of Beirut, hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees live in exile as a result of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.
Photojournalist Stefan Christoff (biographical details)
Stefan Christoff is an independent journalist and social activist based in Montreal. As a journalist Christoff has worked extensively in Canada & internationally. As a regular contributor to the Electronic Intifada, the Montreal Mirror, the Dominion Newspaper, Christoff has written on a wide spectrum of social, economic and political issues. As a radio journalist, Christoff is a contributor to Pacifica Radio?s Free Speech Radio News [FSRN] and previously work as the Community News Coordinator of CKUT Radio in Montreal. As a photographer Christoff has contributed numerous images to various independent media outlets.
Christoff is also extensively involved in struggles for social and economic justice in Montreal, throughout Canada & internationally. As a member of Tadamon! [Solidarity in Arabic] Montreal, Christoff is deeply involved in building links between movements for social justice in Montreal & the Middle East. Christoff has also been deeply involved in migrant solidarity campaigns in North America, including extensive work with the Coalition Against the Deportation of Palestinian Refugees and No One is Illegal.
View Christoff’s photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stefanchristoff