Sep 8, 2010

Phil Borges, a renowned international photographer and humanitarian, will be the keynote speaker for Langara College’s next Master Series event taking place Friday, September 24th, 2010. The evening event will draw Vancouver’s photographic community together with culturalists, anthropologists, human rights activists, and anyone who enjoys extraordinary storytelling and compelling imagery.

Preserving the world’s disappearing cultures, Borges has lived with and documented indigenous and tribal cultures around the world for the past 20 years. Borges has hosted three television documentaries for Discovery and National Geographic and has been featured numerous times as a global speaker.

“The opportunity to hear from Phil and to be taken on his photographic journey is a unique experience,” says Jim Balderston, Photography Instructor, Langara College Continuing Studies. “As a prominent visionary in the photography community, he is a compassionate individual and a master storyteller.”

Borges joined Amnesty International in 1998 to present Enduring Spirit, an exhibit and book celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. His book Tibetan Portrait: The Power of Compassion tells a story of individuals from a deeply spiritual culture that have been marginalized and displaced by the occupation of their homeland. His exhibit and book The Gift highlights the work of medical teams that provide facial reconstructive surgery to children in the developing world. Through his work, he strives to create a heightened understanding of the issues faced by people in the developing world.

Borges is the second speaker presented by the Langara College Master Series, following John Huet, International Olympic Committee Photographer. A new offering at Langara College, the Masters Series takes place several times throughout the year with one-night lectures featuring prominent industry leaders.

Langara College, located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada, provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies programs and courses to more than 20,000 students annually. The College’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students to choose their own educational path.

Langara College Master Series – Phil Borges
Date: Friday, September 24, 2010 7pm-10pm
Location: 100 W. 49th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Call 604.323.5322 - $45 Regular, $30 Student

Learn more
Phil Borges on TED
Langara College Continuing Studies Photography

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