A Tribute to our friend Manute

Posted by on Jun 21 2010 | Other

Manute Bol, the retired professional basketball star and humanitarian who died Saturday, will be missed around George Eastman House. He had become a good friend of the Museum, stemming from his experience with us in presenting our exhibition DARFUR/DARFUR from the series Witness: Know War/Know Genocide in 2007.  None of us will forget his moving remarks at a rally held at Asbury First United Methodist Church before the opening of the exhibition— reflections about his childhood in the Sudan, the rich diversity of cultures the nation enjoyed, and now the tragic conflicts that have torn the

nation apart.  His appearance here to support our exhibition had been arranged by his friend, the photographer Brady Dillsworth, a member at Eastman House, and he later stood tall in our gallery to explain to a packed audience the richness and horrors of his home.

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Photograph © Max Schulte, Democrat and Chronicle 

Photograph © Brady Dillsworth

Photograph © Brady Dillsworth

Read other tributes to Manute from the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Illinois State Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins.

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    Dr. Anthony Bannon is the Director of George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film. He has held that position since 1996, previously serving as director of the Burchfield-Penney Arts Center, and director of Cultural Affairs on the campus of the State University of New York at Buffalo, both located in Buffalo, N.Y.

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