Syria: The Mainstream Media and its Role in the War exhibit opens on Oct. 4

September 27, 2013

Join Jonathan Alpeyrie as he explores the issues facing Syria in the photo exhibition and discussion event, Syria: The Mainstream Media and Its Role in the War, to be held on Friday, October 4th, 2013, from 4:00pm to 5:30pm in MIT Room E40-496 (Pye Room).  This event is open to the public.  Alpeyrie’s career, which stretches over a decade, has brought him to more than 25 countries and 9 conflict zones, mostly in East Africa, the South Caucasus, the Middle East, and central Asia.  In the spring, while in Syria, he was taken hostage for 81 days by Syrian rebels.  Born in Paris in 1979, Mr. Alpeyrie moved to the United States in 1993.  He graduated from the French high school of New York City in 1998, before attending the University of Chicago to study medieval history.  Today he is a staff photographer for Polaris Images. His work has been published in Paris Match, Aftenposten, Time magazine, Newsweek, the Boston Globe, Glamour, BBC, World magazine, Popular Photography, the New York Times, and ELLEView more information here.

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