Connie Frisbee Houde, a humanitarian photojournalist strives to depict the spirit and sacredness of people and their surroundings. The cultural heritage and way of life of many people are often threatened by global events, war and industrialization. Connie focuses on the nobleness of these people as they strive to keep their autonomy, culture and community alive. While each group maintains its own cultural identity, many attributes, expressions and concerns of living are universal, creating a sense of brotherhood.
Connie has combined her love for travel and adventure with her interest in sharing her experiences. She creates photo essays with the images as they are placed in an exhibition or digital essay by combining them with narrative, interviews, site sounds, poetry and/or music. The countries represented to date are Afghanistan, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia, Burkina Faso Cambodia, China, Columbia, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Jordan, Mexico, Peru, Togo, United States, and Vietnam.
A major area of focus is Afghanistan. Audiences have been captivated by her depth of understanding of the complexities of the history and current situation in Afghanistan and her ability to synthesize this knowledge into moving audiovisual experiences that bring her lectures about her experience to life. Connie’s impacting work has been shown in dozens of galleries and her informative multi-media presentations depicting the realities of life in Afghanistan have illuminated audiences. Frisbee Houde says, “While in Afghanistan I quickly fell in love with the people I met – the noble faces of the men, the strength of the women and the poignant beauty of the children whose eyes were windows to their souls.”
A colleague describes Connie’s work with these words. “Along with the sheer beauty of her photographs what I admire is her ability to capture the people and their lives in all their human depths. When she has an opportunity to present her work it makes an impact on the viewer. It is not only Connie looking at the people, but the people looking back at us.”
It was a pleasure sharing an evening at Mango Tree with you, your husband, your photographs and a group of interested folks out on a very snowy evening. Thank you for your support of our project. I hope our paths will cross again.
I have sent comment but don’t know whether you received.
I have not seen comments were they made recently?
Our thoughts and prayers are with you on your upcoming trip. We look forward to reading about your travels.
Have a very safe but productive trip.
Have a fulfilling trip, Connie. I look forward to learning about all you do through your updates and when you speak upon returning.
Thanks for your good works, Connie and blessings on your journeys…..namaste,dna
Have a wonderful and safe journey, Connie!
Connie, I am sorry that your presentation at Westminster is the night of Yom Kippur. I wish you luck on our trip. I admire you bravery!
Thank you and I had no idea. I just looked at a calendar and fit it in between other events and they date was open. i will be presenting in other places.
Best of luck, Connie.
I live in NH and am a member of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. I will be sending my colleagues a link to your website. We feel a very strong connection to Afghanistan and the harm that has been done to the Afghan people and their land in the names of our loved ones killed on 9/11.
I also wonder if you know the women of the Afghan Women’s Network which is a fellow member of the International Network for Peace. And the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers, a group of young Afghans who are on a “Journey to Smile”. They are currently holding vigils in Bamiyan, and are planning a wide-scale relations building effort, Friends Without Borders, to establish nonviolent peacebuilding to be launched on International Peace Day, Sept. 21, 2010 in Bamiyn.
My your journey be safe and fruitful.
your pictures are worth a thousand words, and your
words have helped us understand the Afghan people.
God bless you in your work.
I was at the National Peace Conf in Albany NY between 7-23 and
7-25. Pl contact me on return. I live in Bham, AL and will see if we can get u over for a presentation. Good luck and indeed you are a brave woman.
would love to Please also contsact me in September so I can have it fresh on my mind
please keep me up to date on your current trip
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It was quite wonderful to have a global photographer at the Global Church Commission meeting today. Thank you for sharing your gift with us.
It was a pleasure to be there.