We are pleased to partner with the 14th Street Y to present this year’s art show “Peace Corps Creates…Art By Returned Volunteers.” The show will be on display in the Y’s lobby gallery from March 7th to April 11th.
Each artist spent at least two years overseas in service to their country as Peace Corps Volunteers. Whether they worked in education, community development or public health – Peace Corps service is a life-changer and a deeply formative experience. We invite you to meet one of our artists from this year’s show below.
Dorie Hagler is a documentary photographer and social justice activist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, NYMAG, Sports Illustrated, Forbes, Glamour, People, The San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, New Mexico Magazine, and many others. It was during her service in the Peace Corps in Guatemala that Hagler was inspired to use photography as a tool for both building community and working towards social change.
In 2016 Hagler founded me&EVE, a visual social justice movement which shares finely distilled stories of ordinary women.
Her work has been exhibited, commissioned and collected by museums, state agencies and individual collectors.
Dorie is a frequent speaker on panels about photography and activism and she spearheaded a photography workshop for incarcerated women at Riker’s Island and is co-producing a documentary film about criminal justice.
Hagler’s goal is to use her visual communication and storytelling skills to emphasize the importance of our interconnectedness and shared humanity.