“The Power of Faces” photography exhibit opens in Walton Gallery on Monday, August 30. This gallery, features photographs by Daniel Farber Huang p’22, and focuses on the global refugee crisis.
Daniel, his wife Teresa Menders p’22, and their daughter Celeste Huang-Menders ’22, travel across the world taking pictures of and for refugees. The family started this project in Chios, Greece, where thousands of migrants stop on their way to Europe. This camp holds 1,200 migrants from Syria, Iraq, Africa, and Afghanistan.
These photographs, that are also given to the refugees, serve as a comfort for those who have left everything behind in hopes of a better future. Daniel and his family also hope that these galleries will shed a different light on the way refugees are viewed.
A document describing The Power of Faces gallery reads, “The United Nations calls the Global Refugee Crisis the ‘greatest humanitarian crisis of our time’. Over 68.5 million people have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict or persecution. That’s 1 person every 2 seconds.”
Celeste has joined her parents and documented refugee boats as they arrive and has interviewed refugees in camps in Greece and Mexico. Her work has been exhibited at Amnesty International, universities, galleries, and many other institutions. Learn more about her work here. Celeste and her brother Alexander Huang also presented a TED talk in 2019 about the project.
Visit the Walton Gallery from August 30 through November 5 to view these moving pieces. A gallery talk and reception will be held Tuesday, September 21, from 11:35 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
To learn more about “The Power of Faces” project, visit their website here.