SOURCE: liveBooks, Inc.

September 09, 2008 14:26 ET

2008 National Geographic All Roads Award Recipients Come Together to Discuss Winning Photographs From Around the World

A Free Evening of Refreshments and Storytelling With the Four International Winners at Adobe's San Francisco Offices

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 9, 2008) - As the pressures of climate change, population, and strains on the world's natural resources become severe, the photographic images of cultures -- often taken on the frontlines of cultures in transition -- become revealing and highly informative.

On Sept. 29, the "Global Storytellers" program will celebrate the work of four widely diverse photographers from around the globe: Khaled Hasan (Bangladesh), Farzana Wahidy (Afghanistan), Alejandro Chaskielberg (Argentina) and Rena Effendi (Azerbaijan). These four photographers, all 2008 All Roads photography awardees, represent the new generation of under-represented global storytellers -- each with their own unique visions and ways of celebrating the story of their culture.

The All Roads Photography Program recognizes and supports talented indigenous and minority-culture photographic storytellers from around the world who are documenting their changing culture and community through photography. The program provides a forum for photographers to showcase their unique perspectives to a global audience through exhibitions and panel discussions and offers awardees workshops and networking possibilities.

"Global Storytellers" is being hosted by a consortium including the National Geographic All Roads Film Project, Adobe, liveBooks, DataColor, FiftyCrows Foundation and the Aurora Forum. The program will be moderated by Mark Gonnerman of Stanford University's Aurora Forum, Chris Rainier from National Geographic and Andy Patrick of liveBooks/FiftyCrows Foundation.

This is event is open to the public and free of charge.

Monday, Sept. 29
Reception: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
(Refreshments & Light Fare)
Lecture: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Adobe Photo Systems
601 Townsend Street @ 7th Street
San Francisco, California

Andy Patrick,

About All Roads

All Roads is a National Geographic initiative supporting films by and about indigenous groups and under-represented minority culture filmmakers. The All Roads Film Festival is a multimedia event comprised of cutting-edge film, videos, live music, photography, and art from cultures around the world. It offers audience members an opportunity to immerse themselves in a cultural experience that is both insightful and deeply personal. All Roads also features seed grants for indigenous and under-represented filmmakers and photographers, and networking sessions for project filmmakers.

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