Originally scheduled featured presenter Marinka Masséus will unfortunately not be able to attend.
Only women presenters but everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.
Moderated by J. Sybylla Smith, Guest-Editor of the Women's Issue of ZEKE magazine
Maranie's project from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Women of the Congo: Farmers, Harvesters, Mothers, is featured in the Women's Issue of ZEKE.
Photo by Maranie R. Staab from Women of the Congo: Farmers, Harvesters, Mothers.
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Digital Silver Imaging
9 Brighton Street
Maranie R. Staab is a Pittsburgh-based photographer and journalist working to document human rights and social justice issues, displacement, and the periphery of conflict — how violence and war affects individuals and societies. Her work focuses on people and especially those in marginalized parts of society — whether domestically or abroad. She photographs to dispel misconceptions, to underline the common humanity that unites us all, and to further understanding of a world outside of our own. To date, her work has taken her throughout Eastern and Western Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. She is self-taught and has been a full-time, independent photographer since September 2015 after taking a leap of faith and leaving her well-paying yet wholly unfulfilling corporate job to pursue photography and journalism. She wakes up each day on fire to become a better photographer and human -- and to do work that matters. Maranie has been published in The Atlantic, Reuters, Esquire, CNN, Huffington Post, Mashable, Rudaw and works regularly with numerous Pittsburgh-area newspapers and magazines.