Image above copyright Lalage Snow
photojournalist, filmmaker and writer, based in London
Tuesday, November 18
2-105, MIT campus
Photographer Lalage Snow speaks about her project, Modern War Gardens: Paradise Lost. She draws on the cultural significance of gardens to understand what life is really like for those living in the shadows of war in the Middle East.
Gardens symbolize permanence, longevity, triumph in adversity, hope, growth and Paradise. They also provide food, shade, peace, fuel, protection, privacy and escape. Nurturing them is an integral part of defiance, resistance and therapy in a time of war.
The award nominated Paradise Lost is an on going project and has in part been published in The Financial Times, The Sunday Times, The Garden and Sueddeutsche Zeitung magazine.
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