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Abdul Aziz, Documentary Photographer of the Year, in conversation with C. J. Hunt
Join the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and C. J. Hunt for a conversation with Abdul Aziz, the LEH’s Documentary Photographer of the Year. Aziz, a conflict photographer who has captured scenes of discord in Somalia and the Gaza Strip, has recently turned his lens on scenes of social and political unrest across Louisiana and beyond. Capturing the widespread protests against police brutality and the movement for social and racial justice, Aziz’s photography forms a record of our time with deep roots in American history.

Jun 25, 2021 11:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Abdul Aziz
Abdul Aziz, a New Orleans–based freelance photographer, is the LEH’s 2021 Documentary Photographer of the Year. For nearly two decades, he has worked to document conflict, war, social issues, and culture spanning the globe from the Middle East and Africa to the far reaches of the Himalayas. His photos have been published by opinion-leading news agencies worldwide. Most recently, his work has focused on the rise of white nationalism in the United States and the removal of Confederate monuments in cities at the center of the debate, such as New Orleans and Charlottesville. Self-portrait by Abdul Aziz, 2019.
CJ Hunt
Field Producer @The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
CJ Hunt is a comedian, filmmaker, and field producer on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. He has served as a staff writer for A&E’s Black and White, and a field producer for BET’s The Rundown with Robin Thede. Hunt is a fellow with New America and Firelight Media’s Doc Lab. During CJ’s eight years living in New Orleans, he began making a short film about monument removal. That short film has since evolved into the feature-length documentary The Neutral Ground, which airs nationwide July 5 on PBS. Headshot by Craig Mulcahy.