Artist Talk with Maranie Rae Staab

October 2, 2019 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Photo © Dr. Matthew Markert – Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan

Join us for an evening with the photographer of our current exhibition, RECREATING HOME: Photographs of the Refugee Experience.

Maranie Rae Staab is an independent photographer, videographer, and journalist working to document human rights and social justice issues, displacement, and the periphery of conflict—how violence and war affect individuals and societies. Her work focuses on people, especially those in marginalized parts of society, whether domestically or abroad.

Maranie works to further understanding of the human experience through intimate, human-centered storytelling using still and moving images and the written word. She is motivated by the conviction that we are all connected and that images and words have power: to inform, inspire empathy, feelings of understanding and connectedness, to challenge the way we think, to educate, and to move people to action.

Staab returned to school in 2018 after working for several years photographing and learning about displaced populations throughout the Middle East, Africa, and her hometown of Pittsburgh. Those experiences profoundly informed her desire to better understand the experiences of those in Syracuse’s refugee community as well. She has worked throughout Eastern and Western Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. She is currently in graduate studies in the Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University.

Learn more about Maranie and her work at