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Fazal Sheikh's "Beloved Daughters"

Photographer Fazal Sheikh captures the lives of the people he encounters with a special kind of dignity and respect. His current exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art documents the stories of women in India - it's called "Beloved Daughters."

Kansas City, MO – The first part of the exhibit, called Moksha, looks at the lives of widows in the holy city of Vrindavan, who devote their lives to prayer. The other part, Ladli, shows girls and young women facing discrimination. In addition to the photos, Sheikh includes the personal testimonies of each of the women and girls he photographs. Susan recently visited the exhibit, and talked to photography curator April Watson.

Artist and activist Fazal Sheikh's exhibition "Beloved Daughters" is on display at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art through September 13, 2009.

The Curator is IN!
Voices of Concern: Thoughts on Beloved Daughters
6 - 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 21
Meets in Gallery L11

Artist's Talk: Fazal Sheikh
6 - 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10
Atkins Auditorium
Tickets required.

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