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Photojournalists to Discuss, “Karabakh: Europe’s Next War?”

Photojournalists to Discuss “Karababakh: Europe’s Next War?” on April 18

April 18, 2011

Professor Nicolae Pojoga, prominent former Soviet war photographer, and JSC Professor Tyrone Shaw, also a photographer, will give a mixed-media presentation of the unrecognized break-away Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh (Azerbaijan) at 2:30 p.m., Monday, April 18, in the Ellsworth Rooms of the Library and Learning Center at Johnson State College.

Pojoga photographed the civil war in Nagorno-Karabakh in 1992 and last April made his first return trip since the fighting ended in 1994. For a week he toured the region with Shaw. The presentation will have a dual focus: the war itself, which ended unofficially in a cease fire in 1994 after more than 40,000 deaths and over a million people displaced; and the pair’s April 2010 visit to this still-tense disputed region.

Sponsored in part by the Ellsworth Trust, the presentation will show the ravaged face of ethnic cleansing and its grim, surreal aftermath. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Tyrone Shaw 635-1394