University gallery shows lives of Syrians in refugee camp

September 5, 2018

refugee exhibitionThe University Art Galleries of Clarion University is open with its first exhibition of the 2018-19 academic year. The show features Pittsburgh-based photographer Maranie Rae’s powerful images from the Zaatari Refugee Camp, a Syrian refugee camp in the Jordanian desert.

Rae is an independent photographer and journalist working to document human rights and social justice issues, displacement and the periphery of conflict – how violence and war affects individuals and societies. Her work focuses on people and especially those in marginalized parts of society – whether domestically or abroad. She photographs with the aspiration to dispel misconceptions, to underline our common humanity, and to further understanding of worlds outside our own. She is motivated by the conviction that still images have the power to inform, inspire, change the way we think and even move people to act.

The exhibition will be open through Nov. 20. The gallery is on the lower level of Carlson Library. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is free.

For more information about Rae, visit

Last Updated 9/5/18