Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tonight at Duke // "Fearless" LGBT Photographer Jeff Sheng

Tonight at 7:30pm at the Krzyzewski Center will be an extraordinary opportunity to attend photographer/activist Jeff Sheng's lecture on his ground-breaking exhibit Fearless which features photos of "out" LGBT athletes.

To read the Duke University press release which includes not only more information regarding the nature of the exhibit but also all manner of practical information concerning parking, maps of how to get to the Krzyzewski Center (it's near Cameron Indoor), etc. please follow this link.

An excerpt of the Duke press release is provided below:


Jeff Sheng will bring his Fearless photo exhibition of “out” lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) athletes to Duke University on February 24th. He will speak that evening in Scharf Hall in the Krzyzewski Center at 7:30pm about his experience of creating this project while recalling the stories of some of the hundreds of high school and college athletes he’s photographed. The visit is sponsored by the Duke Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Life, and Duke Athletics: Student-Athlete Development.

Sheng began photographing LGBT athletes on high school and college sports teams in 2003. As a former athlete, Jeff found a personal resonance with the subject matter, and was most interested in working on an activist art project that would confront the adverse effects of homophobia.

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