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Nancy Richards Farese: Social Documentary Photography

Presented by The Image Flow at The Image Flow, Mill Valley CA

May 16 2019
Nancy Richards Farese: Social Documentary Photography

Free lecture: looking at culture through the lens of children’s play

Thursday, May 16, 7:00–8:00 pm

Nancy Richards Farese is a social entrepreneur, photographer, and academic, thinking about the role of images and social change.

Open Wide: Harnessing Children’s Play as a Tool for Peace is a social documentary photography project covering 14 countries over 4 years, which looks at culture through the lens of children’s play—what do games and toys tell us about gender, resources, education, and traditions?

The project is done largely in conjunction with social organizations such as and the UNHCR.

Metaphorically, it refers to opening wide the frame of our cameras as we open wide the frame in our minds, to see beyond the expected, and celebrate the paradoxical nature of children’s play.

Play is an example of what goes right in the world, naturally, all the time, everywhere. Nancy Farese’s argument is that play is a powerful muscle of resilience and hope, and in supporting organizations that promote healthy play, we are supporting a better world.

In the digital media flood of our time, Nancy believes that high quality, relevant media is the most powerful communications tool that we have to help us slow down and concentrate on what is most important.


Free – no advance registration required

Contact: 415-388-3569


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7:00 – 8:00 pm


The Image Flow

401 Miller Ave., Suite A, Mill Valley, CA 94941



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