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Jun 10, 2019

Visura is delighted to announce the participating photographers in the slideshow storytelling presentation curated by guest speaker, journalist, and publisher, Ahmed Benchemsi at the next Visura Salon event on June 11th, 2019 at powerHouse Lounge in Brooklyn, New York.

The participating photographers were selected from the open call for Visual Stories depicting life in the Middle East and North Africa, including but not limited to stories that support important social issues and narratives that foster free and uncensored speech, democracy, secularism, and individual freedoms.


Amr Alfiky 

Marcio Pimenta 

Fatemeh Behboudi 

Alaa Hassan 

Kiana Hayeri


Moroccan journalist Ahmed Benchemsi will share his story, tell about the death threats, arrests, lawsuits, censorship, and boycotts he faced, and discuss the challenges of being a secular, pro-democracy journalist and human rights activist in a region full of autocratic governments and Islamic fundamentalists. Benchemsi will also share his views on how the Middle East and North Africa are represented in Western media and the biases that sometimes result of sending inexperienced correspondents in the region rather than relying on local hires.

The 30-minute talk will follow with a Q&A, and a slideshow presentation featuring visual stories on the Middle East and North Africa, curated by Ahmed Benchemsi and Visura founder Adriana Teresa Letorney.

Curated by Visura founder Adriana Teresa Letorney—the Visura Salon series highlights, with slideshows and animated discussion, new and successful forms of storytelling being deployed today. Photography, film, design, science, technology, engineering, art, health, social-humanitarian, environmental, educational, photojournalistic, and pop cultural ecosystems will be featured and explored in images, video, presentations, and panel talks.

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 Announcing the participating photographers in the Visura Salon event on June 11th in New York starting at 7:00 PM
Announcing the participating photographers in the slideshow storytelling presentation at the Visura Salon on June 11th at the powerHouse Lounge in New...

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