USF Hosts Photojournalists Stephanie Sinclair and Project Simple

August 8, 2018

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The University of Saint Francis will be hosting special events featuring nationally known photographers.

Friday, August 31 –Artist Lecture: Stephanie Sinclair

7:30 p.m., Mimi and Ian Rolland Art and Visual Communication Center, 2701 Spring Street

Stephanie Sinclair examines the troubling practice of early, forced and child marriage as it appears in a variety of world cultures. She has received international humanitarian awards for this body of work and has established a non-profit organization with a mission to protect girls’ rights and end child marriage. This lecture is made possible by Canon Photography’s “Explorers of Light” Series and is free to the public.

September 4-October 21 – Project Simple: Photographs by Chelsea Nix and Mariano Cortez of Project Simple

Artist Spotlight Gallery, Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm, Sat., 10am-5pm, Sun., 1-5pm

Mimi and Ian Rolland Art and Visual Communication Center, 2701 Spring Street

Wednesday, October 3 – Artist Lectures: Chelsea Nix of Project Simple

2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., Mimi and Ian Rolland Art and Visual Communication Center, 2701 Spring Street

Photographers Chelsea Nix and Mariano Cortez established PROJECT SIMPLE, a non-profit organization devoted to supplying clean water and nutritional food to impoverished communities throughout the world. Their work has been featured in National Geographic and other major publications. Nix will present two lectures focusing on her photography and their organization.

The University of Saint Francis is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. In 2016, the University of Saint Francis expanded its presence to downtown Fort Wayne. USF Downtown houses the university’s business and music technology programs while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis campus experience includes 16 athletic programs boasting two individual and four team NAIA national championships, and is recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution. Approximately 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.