September 9, 2014

Noted photographer to discuss photography and community development in Haiti, Thursday, Sept. 11

“Photography and community development in Haiti” will be discussed by photographer and University of the South art professor Pradipe Malde at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in room 214 Light Hall.

Malde, a native of Tanzania and graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, for several years has used the camera as a “therapeutic and educational tool” to enhance community development initiatives in under-resourced areas.

His work is held in numerous collections around the world, including the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

He is particularly interested in Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, as “a narrative of disintegration and resuscitation … (that) matters to all of us.”

Malde’s talk is sponsored by the Visitation Hospital Foundation and the Vanderbilt Medical Student Global Health Organization.

For more information, contact Sarah McCool, executive director of the Visitation Hospital Foundation, at or Fran Rajotte, associate director, at