Exhibit Announcement

Hello all, This may be short notice but here is my latest show. Rensselaerville is a wonderful “hill town” full of old houses and people with a lot of spirit. They will be holding an intercultural dialogue with open discussion at 2:00 PM on Saturday April 30, 2011. Screening at Conkling Hall of the award winning documentary film Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims…

Upcoming events

As I promised, here is the information concerning upcoming events. September 15, 2010  7pm Voices of the Women of Afghanistan report on recent experiences traveling in Afghanistan Schenectady County Public Library 99 Clinton Street, Schenectady, NY           518-388-4500 September 17, 2010  6:30 to 9:00  PM Your are invited to hear Connie Frisbee Houde Report on August in Afghanistan She will share…

Loss of a Dear Friend and Mentor

By now many of you will have heard of the killing of the NOOR eye team led by my dear friend Tom Little. Tom was/is one of those special souls whose very life is dedicated to service – in Tom’s case service to the medical needs of the Afghan people.  It was a vital part of him just like his skin was a vital…

Arival to Kabul and first days

Travel is always an adventure and one needs to be prepared to be flexible and traveling to Afghanistan is no exception. A direct flight from JFK brought us to Dubai to a hotel for a few hours of rest before the last leg to Kabul, coming through the Los Vegas of the Arab world. The lobby alone would dazzle even a blind person. The…

Returning to Afghanistan

I thought I would include this shot taken in France  while I was traveling with a colleague for work to let you all know that Afghanistan is not the only place I travel.  That said I will be returning Monday to Afghanistan for a month. I have been writing lately of our efforts to build a well in Mir Taqi Shah, a village south…

The Well Has Been Built!

Dear friends, The exciting news is that the well was built in Mir Taqi Shah in June in time for the planting season.  Fahima Vorgetts, from Women for Afghan Women and the Afghan Women’s Fund wrote in her most recent Newsletter of her  experiences in June. “In Mir Taqi Shah we dug a well for irrigation and clean water with the help and sponsorship…

Well is being built!

Two days ago I received a short email from Fahima Vorgetts our “on the ground” project coordinator. I wish to share what she has to say: I am in Afghanistan. Went to Mir Taqi Shah [“our” village] twice so far.  The well has started to be built.  I am starting literacy classes for women. Yesterday, went and took school supplies for 300 women and…

Fahima Vorgetts Returns to the Capital District

Women Against War is bringing back Fahima Vorgetts to speak at more Capital District locations. Please come hear Fahima talk about the impact of the US military occupation and her development work in Afghanistan – including the Afghan Well Project to bring clean drinking water & irrigation to the village of Mir Taqi Shah, for which Women Against War is raising the needed $10,000….

Opening Reception and kick off for The Afghan Well Project

Exciting news!!  Global Village Photographer has teamed up with Fahima Vorgetts (Afghan Women’s Fund under Women for Afghan Women) and the capital region Women Against War to build a clean water well in Mir Tagi Shah, a village south of Kabul.  [see Times Union Articlehttp://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=900274&category=REGION] In building a well we are addressing one of the underlying causes of the Afghan humanitarian crises rather than…

Events/ News/ Radio

The promised honorable mention photograph from the The Albany Center Gallery Member’s show. January 8th has come and gone.  The Peace Corps Reunion & Afghanistan night was very well attended by people who came to see my images, meet women who had lived and worked in Afghanistan in the late 1960’s, enjoy and Afghan buffet at Fifty South.  Kim and Chris from The Mango…