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It's been one year since the San Juan Independent team started to talk about launching a nonprofit news source and we're excited to celebrate with a reflection on the most significant issue of 2015.

Macike Nabrdalik, internationally-acclaimed photographer with VII Photo Agency, is traveling from Poland for the next installment of our Visiting Journalist Program.  He will bring images and stories from the front lines of the European Refugee Crisis.  

Nabrdalik's main concentration is on sociological changes in Eastern Europe and his stories have been published by Smithsonian Magazine, L'Espreso, Newsweek, Polityka and the Wall Street Journal among others.  In 2012, he was awarded a grant from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage to continue his project on Nazi concentration camp survivors worldwide.  That same year, he won the 2012 edition of the Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Grant to produce a story called Economic Migrations.

On Thursday, Dec. 3rd, Maciek will be presenting his work from the European Refugee Crisis at the Library at 6pm and then showing prints from the series afterwards at Arroyo. 

On Friday, Dec. 4th, Maciek will be the guest of honor at a family dinner at Arroyo starting at 6:30pm.  He’ll share more stories from his work and talk in detail about the prints that will be on display from the European Refugee Crisis to lay a base for en evening of excellent food, wine and conversation.

Seating for the dinner is limited to 20 and tickets are a suggested $50 per person donation.  If you’re interested, drop me an email at alec@sjindependent.org.

For more information about Maciek and the event series, visit sjindependent.org/visiting-journalists.