Nobel Prize winner John Rodsted speaking in Fitzroy

10 May 2012

Written by: William Botoulas

Nobel Prize-winning photojournalist John Rodsted will be discussing his experiences at Arena Project Space in Fitzroy this Wednesday.

With a career spanning 30 years, John Rodsted has worked in some of the most dangerous places in the world.

After starting his career as a professional photographer, he sold his business and became a freelance photographer with the world as his studio.

His main subject is communities at risk – the lives of ordinary people trying to survive the effects of war.

John has worked in war-torn countries around the world to document post-conflict life and as official photographer for the Campaign to Ban Landmines, was part of the team that won the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize.

John will be discussing his experiences working on the international campaign to ban landmines, the creation of the cluster munitions convention and the role of photojournalism in a public discussion on ‘The Legacies of War‘.

The presentation will be held on Wednesday 16 May, from 6pm-7.30pm, at the Arena Project Space (2 Kerr St, Fitzroy). Entry is a gold-coin donation.

For more information, email magazine@arena.org.au or visit their website.