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Norman exhibit explores gender issues among women and girls worldwide

Photographs by Phil Borges examine gender issues among women and girls from around the globe.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: April 7, 2013

“Stirring the Fire: A Global Movement to Empower Women and Girls,” an exhibit of photographs by Phil Borges that explore gender issues worldwide, opens Saturday at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

Sponsored by World Literature Today, the University of Oklahoma's award-winning magazine of international literature and culture, “Stirring the Fire” features images that depict the stories and lives of women from around the world and highlights the common themes found in the very different environments in which they live.

“Since the earliest daguerreotypes, photographs have transformed the way we see ourselves, one another and the world around us,” said R.C. Davis-Undiano, executive director of World Literature Today.

“Going back millennia, writers have also transformed our ways of encountering the world. Looking through the eyes of writers and photographers, prepare to be astonished by the power of what images and words can accomplish together.”

The exhibit is being presented in conjunction with the Puterbaugh Festival, a 40-year event through which World Literature Today brings world-class writers to OU for an international symposium, public talks and engagement with students and the public.

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