Rabbi Abie Ingber discusses photographs taken by refugees during his trip to Darfur

The exhibit in the Gallagher Center reveals faith and hope in the midst of despair and tragedy | September 30, 2009

Rabbi Abie Ingber, director of Interfaith Community Engagement at Xavier, is speaking tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 30, about an exhibit of photos taken during his trip to Darfur where he met with refugees of the ongoing conflict in Sudan. Ingber took digital cameras with him and gave them to the refugees, who took pictures of the camps where they are living.  

The exhibit, Children of Hope, is comprised of 21 pictures, each taken by a refugee in one of the three camps Ingber visited. The pictures were chosen by Ingber and Xavier photographer Greg Rust from hundreds of images Ingber brought home. Almost no cropping or retouching was done to the photos, keeping them faithful to the photographers' vision. These are perhaps the only digital photographs taken after hours in the Darfur refugee camps.

The Children of Hope exhibit opens at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Gallagher Student Center. Light refreshments are being provided. Ingber speaks at 7:30 p.m. in Kelley Auditorium in Alter Hall on the Xavier campus. The lecture and exhibit are free and open to the public.

The Children of Hope exhibit was supported by a grant from the Fine Arts Fund. For more information, please call 513-745-3569.