Maggie Steber “Haiti, Dancing on Fire”

From: June 1, 2024 @ 10:00 EST
To: September 8, 2024 @ 18:00 EST
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A young Haitian girl sings and dances on her birthday in 1990, wearing a used dress her mother found and bought for her amid piles of discarded "pepe" clothing shipped to Haiti from the United States. Photo by Maggie Steber/VII

VII Photo contributing photographer, Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, and Pulitzer Prize Winner Maggie Steber’s work from Haiti will be featured at the 10th Anniversary of EYES ON MAIN STREET in historic downtown Wilson, N.C. This event transforms the area into an open-air gallery with giant prints displayed from June 1, 2024, through September 8, 2024.

Additionally, Steber will host a presentation on June 2, 2024, at 11:00 AM at The Imagination Station, located at 224 Nash Street E., Wilson, N.C. Her talk will focus on the untold aspects of Haiti, highlighting the grace, beauty, and courage of the Haitian people, amidst the prevalent narrative of violence. This presentation aims to offer a deeper understanding of Haitian culture and resilience.

Lectures are free to the public, though reservations via email are recommended.

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Maggie Steber, a documentary photographer specializing in humanistic stories, has worked in 67 countries. Her honors include a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation in 2017, the Leica Medal of Excellence, World Press Photo Foundation, the Overseas Press Club, Pictures of the Year, the Medal of Honor for Distinguished Service to Journalism from the University of Missouri, the Alicia Patterson Grant, the Ernst Haas Grant, and a Knight Foundation grant for the New American Newspaper project. Steber has worked in Haiti for three decades. Aperture published her monograph, “Dancing on Fire.”