Pop-up screening & talk:
MONDAY, September 26, 2016, 7:30 PM
Mila Teshaieva's project looks at how three newly formed countries are staking claims to independence in the 21st century, principally via their fossil-fuel reserves. Such boon-times engender pockets of prosperity and ever more poverty--as well as environmental destruction.
The Caspian Sea, is the mother lode of vast quantities of oil and gas. How do three new nation states sharing its shores manage this lucrative promise? Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, & Turkmenistan all formed from the collapsed Soviet Union, have reaped rewards and driven their ecosystems to the brink of collapse at the same time.
The Half King Photography Series
dedicated to showing exceptional photography. In tandem
with its reading series, The Half King fosters a dialog
between photographers and writers that underscores the
importance of their unique relationship. Co-curating its
photography series are James Price, Assignments Editor at Getty Reportage, and Anna Van Lenten, writer and editor.