“The Wonder People” Dorte Verner


Photograph by Dorte Verner

Photograph by Dorte Verner

Exhibit Dates:
January 19, 2018 – February 25, 2018

Opening Reception:
January 21, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Closing Reception:
Sunday, February 25, 2:30pm to 5:00pm

Photographer Dorte Verner Presents Photographs Featuring Refugees from Around the World

January 19 through February 25, 2018 at Photoworks Gallery in Glen Echo Park

The world is currently witnessing the greatest period of displacement in recorded history with an unprecedented 66 million refugees fleeing their homelands since the beginning of the 21st century. Despite having lost friends, family, homes, and livelihoods, these “Wonder People” remain hopeful and incredibly resilient.

“The Wonder People” exhibit is a series of portraits of children and adults caught in the global refugee crisis. Photographer Dorte Verner captured the exhibited photographs of people from Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kurdistan, Myanmar, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and more over the past one and a half years. The exhibit focuses on forced displacement caused by manmade conflict and violence. The photographs are a rare look into the life of “The Wonder People” around the globe.

“The Wonder People” opens January 19 at Photoworks Gallery in Glen Echo Park. There will be a reception and gallery talk on January 21 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm and the exhibit will run through February 25.

About the Artist
Dorte Verner was born in Denmark and is a global citizen. She is a photographer and Ph.D. economist. Dorte’s work focuses on bringing attention to people with little voice and that often are vulnerable. Her background and development knowledge gives her an advantage in understanding people’s reality and environment which translates to her photographs. Dorte has won many prizes and awards, including this year’s prestigious Nikon Photo Contest and the International Photo Awards first prize in culture and traditions. Dorte is self-taught photographer.

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