eastman-house.jpgRenowned photographers discuss documenting Caral, Iraq, Africa, and Mt. Kilimanjaro  Rochester, N.Y. - George Eastman House's "Wish You Were Here" photography lecture series traverses the globe this fall through the work of photographers who are passionate about documenting the human condition ... and about sharing what they've witnessed and the lessons they've learned. 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 Christopher Kleihege Kleihege will discuss his commitment to documenting Caral, the oldest center of civilization in the Western Hemisphere, which is nestled in the foothills of the Peruvian Andes.  www.ckphoto.org 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe Photographs by Moutoussamy-Ashe, the widow of athlete Arthur Ashe, have touched many people in all parts of the world. Her sensitive approach has helped to show the compassion and courage of others, whether they be immigrants, members of her own family, or African-American women photographers who were virtually unknown until she published their work.  www.jeannemoutoussamy-ashe.com 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 Benjamin Lowy Lowy will discuss his work in Iraq and share photographs he shot through the windows of U.S. Army Humvees. The images show the views seen daily by soldiers and offers glimpses of the lives of those who reside in the midst of the conflict. www.benjaminlowy.com 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 Alison Wright Documentary photographer and writer Wright will discuss her journey from experiencing life-threatening injuries in a bus crash in Laos to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and resuming her work as a photojournalist.   www.alisonwright.com All "Wish You Were Here" lectures are in the Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House. Admission to each lecture is included with museum admission: $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, $5 for students, and free to members. Participating artists will sign their books following the lectures, with books available in the Eastman House Store. "Wish You Were Here" is generously supported by Eastman House member Thomas N. Tischer. For more information visit eastmanhouse.org or call (585) 271-3361.

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