University to host Episcopal Relief & Development photo exhibition

ERD_Kenya photo exhibit sample

In celebration of Episcopal Relief & Development’s 75th anniversary, the University of the South is hosting the organization’s traveling photo exhibition in duPont Library from Sept. 20 through Oct. 4. An opening reception, sponsored by the Beecken Center at the School of Theology, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22.

Featuring 33 iconic photos of Episcopal Relief & Development’s work around the globe, the exhibition leads viewers through a vivid, intimate exploration of the organization’s history and programs. (Photo, right: Woman in Kenya, Agriculture Program; courtesy of Episcopal Relief & Development)

The exhibition depicts Episcopal Relief & Development’s four core program areas: alleviating hunger, promoting health, creating economic opportunities, and responding to disasters. Photos come from five continents and were chosen from more than 20,000 images by curator Johanna Lehan, who has worked for The New Yorker and Newsweek.

The “AllHands75” e-docent app, available for iPhone and Android, can add enrichment to the viewing experience. The app features a variety of voices—including the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church and the president, staff and supporters of Episcopal Relief & Development—giving deeper detail and background for each image.

Episcopal Relief & Development works with more than 3 million people in nearly 40 countries worldwide to overcome poverty, hunger, and disease through multi-sector programs that utilize local resources and expertise. The organization works closely with Anglican Communion and ecumenical partners to help communities rebuild after disasters and develop long-term strategies to create a thriving future.