The world’s underbelly is the heart of photojournalist Colin Finlay’s work. A 42-year-old UCSB graduate who comes to the DoubleTree on September 15, 7 p.m., for a free lecture as part of an Adobe-sponsored national tour, Finlay has spent the past 17 years globetrotting to such downtrodden spots as Rwanda, Haiti, Romania, Sudan, and Bangladesh to cover famine, disease, war, child labor, and other atrocities. His new, aptly titled book Testify is a stark collection of haunting black-and-whites culled from these years. The S.B. Museum of Art’s photo curator Karen Sinsheimer sums it up in the book’s introduction, where she writes: “The people portrayed in this book are neither pretty nor famous, and the stories do not have a happy ending, but they are important to our humanity, to our sense of moral outrage and our responsibility to the future.” Here are three to dwell on.
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Originally published 11:35 a.m., September 6, 2006
Updated 4:13 p.m., September 22, 2006
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