Daniel Heyman (MFA ‘91) in multimedia presentation "Warning: Graphic Content", Tues. Mar. 9, 7pm

About Ali, Daniel Heyman

Daniel Heyman (MFA ‘91) is featured in the multimedia presentation “Warning: Graphic Content”, presented by First Person Arts and Bryn Mawr Film Institute on Tuesday, March 9 at 7:00pm. This event is presented as part of Philagrafika and One Book, One Philadelphia. This multimedia presentation explores the genre of the graphic memoir across multiple forms. Three leading artists– Daniel Heyman, Jamar Nicholas and Josh Neufeld – will present their work and discuss how they create it. A screening of the film Persepolis, based on the graphic memoir by Marjane Satrapi, will follow the discussion.

Prisoner abuse connected to the Iraq War has influenced the recent work of Philadelphia artist Daniel Heyman, who incorporates the words prisoners speak to him as he draws them. Philadelphia-based comics artist Jamar Nicholas is working on a new, graphic version of Geoffrey Canada’s powerful memoir Fist Stick Knife Gun. Josh Neufeld’s work gives the graphic treatment to his personal life and historical events, including the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Marjane Satrapi’s two graphic memoirs were combined to make the film version of Persepolis. The film chronicles Satrapi’s childhood in the shadow of the Iranian Revolution, following her into young adulthood as she navigates the starkly different worlds of Western Europe and an increasingly conservative Iran.

For the past four years, Daniel Heyman has concentrated his art on the war in Iraq, specifically the abuse and torture of Iraqis at Abu Ghraib and other prisons. Heyman has traveled to Jordan and Turkey where he talked face to face with over 25 former detainees, painting their portraits and capturing their prison experiences. Portfolios of Heyman’s work are held by the Library of Congress, New York Public Library, Yale University Art Gallery, Baltimore Museum of Art, Free Library of Philadelphia and many others. He teaches at Swarthmore College and the Rhode Island School of Design.

Event Date and Time: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 7pm
Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA
Tickets are $15 ($10 for First Person Arts and BMFI members)
Advanced tickets available online only at www.firstpersonarts.org/programs2/salons/

About First Person Arts:
Founded in 2000, First Person Arts transforms the drama of real life into memoir and documentary art to foster appreciation for our unique and shared experience. First Person Arts believes that everyone has a story to tell and that sharing our stories connects us with each other and the world. First Person Arts supports the development of memoir and documentary work by artists from all walks of life and provides opportunities for their stories to be heard in programs throughout the year.

For more information, visit www.firstpersonarts.org
To see more of Daniel's work, visit www.danielheyman.com

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