Artist Talk: Mike Greenlar
June 14, 2013 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Join award-winning photographer for the Syracuse Post-Standard, Mike Greenlar as he chronicles his travels to a remote mountain region of Laos in an artist talk about his exhibition at ArtRage, Remnants of A Secret War.
The photographs on display document life in two resettlement villages where the Hmong continue to farm land rife with unexploded cluster bombs and other munitions. The US covert bombing campaign, between 1964 and 1973, gave Laos the distinction of being the most bombed country in the history of warfare — over two million tons of ordnance was dropped.
Mike Greenlar is currently a staff photographer/videographer for the Syracuse Post-Standard Newspaper. He has also acted as a freelance editorial photographer for national publications like Life Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Fortune, Forbes, Stern, and as a contract photographer for BusinessWeek. Mike has worked as an adjunct professor of photojournalism at Newhouse as well as exhibiting locally. He received B.A. in Journalism from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. This event is free to the public. Light refreshments will be served.