August 5, 2009
It’s just 24 hours before my speech tomorrow night.
I’m never sure how I’ll feel when I show the work from my time in war zones and refugee camps. Once, when I was speaking to an auditorium full of high school students, my voice literally caught in my throat. The sudden depth of my emotion caught me by surprise.
It’s been 10 years since I left the life of a war photographer. I don’t even like that label. I didn’t photograph war; I photographed the aftermath: the destruction, devastation, suffering.
As difficult as it was to witness and document the brutality of war, it was almost as difficult to leave that life and that part of my career behind me. Part of me is a bit nervous to revisit it tomorrow night.
In the interest of education and a good cause, I will show my work, share my story and expose my heart.
My thanks to Suzi Nance of Bring Peace Not Pain for organizing and hosting my lecture. I am happy to support her mission of promoting peace.
July 31, 2009
Bring Peace Not Pain
Women and War: The Unseen Cost of Conflict
Thursday August 6, 2009 • 7 p.m.
Farmaesthetics Apothecary •144 Bellevue Ave., Newport RI
Please join us for a visual and emotional look at the legacy of war through the eyes and words of Cheryl Hatch
Cheryl is a photojournalist who has spent much of her career in the Middle East and Africa during times of conflict. Through a slideshow of her work we will see an intimate look at many of the faces of war’s collateral damage.
This event is open to the public.
There is no charge but seating is limited so please call to reserve your place. Phone: 401.835.1736
Bring Peace Not Pain • 123 Bellevue Avenue • Newport RI 02840
Bring Peace Not Pain is devoted to helping promote peace, beginning with inner peace, extending to relationships both personal and global.