As part of UEA's Black History Month celebrations, Helen Gebregiorgis, an Eritrean American researcher and visual storyteller will be showcasing work from her Africa Photo Stories project and hosting a Q & A. This event will provide an opportunity to learn about her work and her experiences in the field. The exhibition will take place from 4:30 to 6 and the Q & A session wil be held from 6 to 7pm.
Helen Gebregiorgis holds a Master Degree in Media and International Development from the University of East Anglia, in the United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Arts in Film from Columbia College in Chicago, in the United States. She is an Eritrean American researcher and visual storyteller, passionate about Africa and human connection. She has an interest in international development and storytelling and has a keen interest in working in Africa. She has worked on a number of short independent films, conducted videography, and photography for various events, and has travelled and documented throughout Eritrea, Egypt, and Kenya. Her current interests include work in the fields of communication for development and migration. She is currently working on a photo-storytelling project funded by Ford Foundation, with the aim of capturing a wider perspective of everyday people who contribute to their societies, by profiling 50 young people in Lagos, Nigeria who are contributing to the development and growth of the megacity.