A photo exhibit unveiling the hidden faces of Iraq

Special Washington, D.C. preview at The Warehouse Theater, 1021 7th Street NW (between L St. & New York Ave., a few blocks from Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro stop)

Opening: Friday, Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Jan. 18 – Jan. 20, noon to 7:00 p.m.
Speakers & café reception: Sun., Jan. 19, 5:00 p.m.

Invited speakers:
Erik Gustafson – Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC),

Ramzi Kysia – photographer,

Andy Shallal – Mesopotamian Cultural Society

The “Faces of Iraq” exhibition depicts the humanity and diversity of the Iraqi people in large color and black-and-white prints. It eloquently conveys to the American public the often muted stories of the Iraqi people. This powerful artistic bridge between the people of the United States and Iraq helps Americans break through the mask of Saddam Hussein, to see the individuals who will be affected in the event of another war on Iraq.

“Faces of Iraq” is not intended to be political. Instead, the exhibition will provide ordinary Americans with a rarely seen human portrait of Iraq. By personally connecting to Iraq through the images and stories of the people, Americans will better appreciate the humanitarian imperative we have as a nation and as part of the international community to improve human conditions in Iraq and to ensure that no more harm comes to innocent Iraqis.

The “Faces of Iraq” exhibition is a timely, creative challenge to the simplistic war rhetoric of U.S. officials. At a time of heightened war talk, this is a rare opportunity to increase public concern for Iraqi civilians who would be most affected by the use of U.S. military force against Iraq.

For more information, visit: www.epic-usa.org/faces or call EPIC at (202) 543-6176.

Sponsors: Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC), The Society of Jesus of New England, Arab American Institute Foundation, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Pax Christi, Peace Action, Women’s Action for New Directions, National Council of Churches of Christ USA, Mesopotamian Cultural Society

Friends of the exhibit: Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom, National Network to End the War on Iraq