guest lectures, presentations, & exhibitions


 

I am always interested in sharing my images, experiences, and gained understandings of this region, focussing on the Kurds and Yezidi Kurds.  Please contact me at robleutheuser@gmail.com to discuss the possibilities.

 

exhibitions & presentations


April 20, 2016 - Phoenix, Arizona
A photographic exhibition "What the Yezidis Lost in the Sinjar"
in conjunction with
the Yezidi celebration of their New Year (sere sal)

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August 10, 2015 - Albuquerque New Mexico
"What the Yezidis Lost in the Sinjar"

a photographic presentation and discussion
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Albuquerque
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January 27, 2015 - Orlando, Florida
University of Central Florida
A photographic exhibition "What We Lost in the Sinjar"
in conjunction with
Kurdish Studies Conference "On the Outside Looking In"
also sponsored by Soran University, Iraqi Kurdistan

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October 24/25, 2014 - Albuquerque, New Mexico
"The Yezidis in Peril"
a photographic presentation and discussion

sponsored by the New Mexico Human Rights Project
in conjunction with the seminar
"From Nuremburg to the Hague: Coming to Justice?"

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September 20, 2014 - Albuquerque, New Mexico
"The Yezidis - What was Lost in the Sinjar"
a photographic presentation,discussion, and fund raiser

in conjunction with Globalquerque
at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

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September 14, 2014 - Albuquerque, New Mexico
"The Yezidis in Peril" 
a photographic presentation,discussion, and fund raiser

Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice

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April 27, 2013 - Albuquerque, New Mexico 
"The Yezidis:  Still in Transition ... and Peril" 
a slide show and lecture

Humanist Society of New Mexico

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January 24, 2013 opening - Tucson, Arizona
"Commerations & Rememberances"
photography exhibition

University of Arizona's Center for Middle Eastern Studies
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May 23, 2012 - Albuquerque, New Mexico
"Yezidi Kurds - Still in Transition"
a slide show and lecture
OASIS

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January 19, 2012 - Tucson Arizona
"Yezidi Kurds, Still in Transition"
a slide show and lecture in conjunction with
Annual Photography Exhibition

University of Arizona's Center for Middle Eastern Studies
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November 19, 2011 - Hannover, Germany
"Ezidis Around the World - A Journey and a Portrait"
a slide show and lecture
sponsored by
Ezidische Akademie

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January 22, 2011 - Santa Fe, New Mexico
"Kurdish Proverbs"
a slide show and lecture
The Travel Bug

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June 18, 2010 - Albuquerque, New Mexico
"The Kurdish World through Photos and Proverbs"
a slide show and lecture
OASIS

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May 1 - 30, 2009 - Albuquerque, New Mexico
"The Kurds"
an exhibition of black-and-white photographs
Chroma Gallery

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 February 15 - March 25, 2009 - Albuquerque, New Mexico
"Kurds of Eastern Turkey"
an exhibition of black-and-white photographs
Downtown Java Joe's

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September 27, 2007 - Albuquerque, New Mexico
"Yezedism and the Kurds"
a slide show and lecture
OASIS

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 February 6, 2007 - Albuquerque, New Mexico
"The Kurds of Eastern Turkey - Then and Now"
a slide show and lecture
OASIS

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 February 17, 2007 - Santa Fe, New Mexico
"The Kurds of Eastern Turkey - Then and Now"
a slide show and conversation
 The Travel Bug

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 May 19, 2005 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"On Mt. Ararat During 'Zozan' with the Kurds"
a presentation of exhibition photographs, slide show, and lively discussion
Philly Photo Nights

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 October, 2004  - Albuquerque, New Mexico
"The Kurds: a Historical Perspective & Travelogue"
a lecture and slide show
REI

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June/July 2004 - Albuquerque, New Mexico
“The Kurds of Eastern Turkey”
an exhibition of black and white photographs
University of New Mexico - School of Law

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January 2004 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
“Images from Iran”
participation in a juried exhibition
Total Arts International Art Exhibition

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January 2004 - Albuquerque, New Mexico
“The Kurds of Eastern Turkey”
an exhibition of photographs
OffCenter Community Arts Project

 

 

other exhibitions and lectures


 

  • Dohuk Institute of Technology, Dohuk, Iraqi Kurdistan - 2010: lecture on photography & journalism

  • Le Pont Gallery, Aleppo Syria - 2008 : digital gallery and portrait photography workshop

  • Fatih University, Istanbul Turkey - 2004: lecture on photography of the Turkish people

  • American Cultural Center, Damascus Syria - 2003: an exhibition of black & white photographs

  • Le Pont Gallery, Aleppo Syria - 2003:  an exhibition of black & white photographs

  • Kimo Theater, Albuquerque New Mexico, USA - 2002:  "Syrian Perspectives" an exhibition of photos