Phil Borges

Press Release

Women Empowered

February 19 – March 7, 2009
Artist Talk:  March 7, 1:30 – 2 pm, artist in attendance 1 – 3 pm

A renowned photographer and humanitarian, Phil Borges has lived with and documented indigenous and tribal cultures around the world for over twenty-five years. Through his work, he strives to create a heightened understanding of the issues faced by people in the developing world.

Borges states, “We are living in an era of unprecedented cultural extinction. Indigenous and tribal cultures that have survived for hundreds — sometimes thousands — of years may soon be gone… the implications of this fact are startling. In one generation, our cultural diversity will be halved.”         

Phil Borges’ most recent series, Women Empowered: Inspiring Change in the Emerging World, reveals heroically inspiring stories of courageous women in impoverished nations striving to change their circumstances through empowering themselves and their communities. This series began in 2004 when Borges partnered with the organization CARE to bring attention to the necessity of empowering women in the global campaign to alleviate poverty. The exhibit is accompanied by a book by the same title.

On March 7, in conjunction with International Women’s Day, Phil Borges will provide a lecture on this remarkable series. Following the lecture, the artist will also be available for book signing.         

Photographs by Phil Borges have been collected and exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. He has been represented by Diane Farris Gallery since 1997.

Asgali, 52
Awash Fontale, Ethiopia

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