Photojournalist to present work on logging protests

By Brandi Courtois, Staff Writer

Orin Langelle, photojournalist and environmental activist, will share images from Shawnee National Forest protests from over two decades ago at SIU.

According to a university press release, Langelle will be presenting “Portraits of Struggle: Using the power of photojournalism to expose social, economic and ecological injustice” during a lecture March 19 in Guyon Auditorium in Morris Library.

This event is free and open to the public and begins at 6:30 p.m.


Langelle’s work of more than four decades documents struggles of communities, activists, workers, women and Native Americans, according to the release. Some of the topics touched on include war, ecological devastation and human rights abuses.

Sponsors listed in the release are the SIU Student Fine Arts Activity Fee, Department of Cinema and Photography, Mass Communication and Media Art’s Deans’ office, the School of Journalism, SAFE, Sierra Club Shawnee Group and the Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois.

Staff writer Brandi Courtois can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @Brandi_Courtois.

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