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Topic: Ben Rasmussen


So often a person’s perspective of another culture is formed by what they get from the media and until they have firsthand knowledge that suffices for "understanding." But when we get to know people on a one to one basis like Ben and Julie are doing this week, you find that those perceptions are often times misinformed.

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Waking up early with anticipation, as I’ve done every morning this week, I’m delighted to see how this project is progressing. As I’ve said before, the role of Project Exposure is to create a long lasting collaboration between a photographer and a non profit.

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Guatemala: Day 3

Looking at the video Ben posted yesterday and the blog post from Julie solidifies exactly what we’re trying to do with Project Exposure. The weather may not always be perfect but despite that life goes on for these women.

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Good Luck!

All of us Project Exposure wish the team of Julie Malmberg of Friendship Bridge and photographer Ben Rasmussen good luck as they embark on their journey to Guatemala today.

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Benjamin Rasmussen chosen for 2011 project.

Ben came to my attention when I was researching photographers for inclusion in the Design for the Other 90% exhibit that Project Exposure was a part of this past summer. His ability to work with sensitivity in challenging locations was evident in his photographs of the traditional whale kill in the Faroe Islands, the long running conflict in the southern Philippines, the remote Wakhan Corridor in Northeastern Afghanistan and the small town of Chugwater, Wyoming, all of which were featured in the exhibit.

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Project Exposure Presents Ben Rasmussen

Project Exposure in collaboration with Design for the Other 90%, International Development Enterprises (IDE) and Redline Gallery presents an evening with Ben Rasmussen Thursday September 8th 7-9PM. Ben will discuss his work from around the globe as the fourth in a four part artists series highlighting the work of notable local photographers whose work was chosen by Project Exposure as a way to humanize the Design for the Other 90% exhibit and “put a face on the Other 90%”.

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