May 10 – June 8, 2012
Opening with panel discussion: Thursday, May 10, 2012, 7pm
Brooklyn, New York
VII is proud to host Alaska Quarterly Review’s Liberty and Justice (for All) proactive tribute to Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros. The collective exhibition features the images and text of 68 photographers in an exploration of the universal concepts of liberty and justice. See full contributor list here »
The month-long exhibition will open with a panel discussion on May 10, 2012. David Hartman, the founding host of Good Morning America, will moderate and the panel will feature senior Getty photographer John Moore, The New Yorker’s Philip Gourevitch, ABC Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz and Alaska Quarterly Review’s Guest Editor Benjamin J. Spatz.
A reception with contributors to the tribute section will follow the event and books will be available for signature
David Hartman is an American journalist, writer and producer. He was the founding host of “Good Morning America” from its debut in 1975 to 1986. With him as the host, it became the top-rated early morning news program. He has also hosted, written and produced a wide range of documentaries for network, cable, and public television. His work has been recognized with two National News and Documentary Emmy Awards and the Aviation and Space Writers Journalism Award.
Benjamin J. Spatz
Benjamin J. Spatz is Guest Editor of the Alaska Quarterly Review and a Truman National Security Fellow. His prior experience includes serving as Special Advisor to the Government of Liberia, working in Darfur, Sudan with the relief and development organization CHF International, consulting with the global political risk advisory firm Eurasia Group, and working with the United Nations Mission in Liberia. His photographs have been recognized by Pictures of the Year International and the National Press Photographers Association.
John Moore is an American senior photographer for Getty Images based in New York City. He has photographed more than 70 countries in his 20-year career. He has spent much of the last decade covering the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and more recently the uprisings in Libya, Egypt, and Bahrain, and famine in Somalia. His work has been recognized by a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for coverage of the Iraq war, the Overseas Press Club’s Robert Capa Gold Medal, World Press Photo, the National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism Awards, and Pictures of the Year International.
Philip Gourevitch is a long-time staff writer for The New Yorker, and the author of three books: The Ballad Of Abu Ghraib [Standard Operating Procedure] (2008), A Cold Case (2001), and We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda (1998), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, the George K. Polk Book Award, the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction, the New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Award and, in England, the Guardian First Book Award. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and his reportage, essays, criticism, and short fiction have appeared in numerous publications at home and abroad. From 2005-2010, Gourevitch was the Editor of The Paris Review, and he won the quarterly’s first ever National Magazine Award – for photojournalism. Since 2009 he has served on the board of the Magnum Emergency Fund. In 2010 he was named a Chevallier de l’Ordre des Arts et Des Lettres in France. In 2011, “We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families” was included in the Guardian’s list of the hundred greatest non-fiction books from the past two thousand five hundred years.
Martha Raddatz was named Senior Foreign Affairs correspondent for ABC News in November 2008, after serving as White House correspondent during the last term of President George W. Bush’s administration. In addition to covering the day to day foreign and domestic stories from the White House, Ms. Raddatz has traveled from Haiti to Yemen to the Mideast and through south Asia.
Raddatz traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan dozens of times, and to Iraq 21 times to cover the ongoing conflict. She was on the last convoy out of Iraq and she is the only television reporter allowed to cover a combat mission over Afghanistan in an F15 fighter jet, spending nearly 10 hours in the air on two separate missions. In the early hours of June 8, 2006, she was the first correspondent to report that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, had been killed in a U.S. air strike north of Baghdad. In 2011, Raddatz reported exclusive details on the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. That same year she had an exclusive interview on the USS Kearsage off the coast of Libya with the Marines who helped rescue two American pilots who had gone down in Libya. In 2012, Raddatz was on a USS destroyer as it made its way through the Strait of Hormuz.
Raddatz joined ABC News in January, 1999 as the network’s State Department correspondent. There she covered the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, as well as traveled to Africa, Pakistan and India with then U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell. Her coverage at the State Department after the attacks of September 11 was recognized, along with that of other ABC News recipients, with a Peabody Award as well as an Emmy Award.
In May of 2004, Raddatz was named Senior National Security correspondent. During her time at the Pentagon, she reported exclusively on a number of stories, including the near capture of al-Zarqawi in April 2005, plus the discovery of his laptop computer. She also broke the story that the attack on a U.S. military dining hall in Mosul, Iraq in December 2004 was the work of a suicide bomber.
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