Daniel Heyman

Hello to the Dartmouth class of ’85,

jordan_sana_abbasI just returned from spending a week in Amman, Jordan, with a group of lawyers from Philadelphia, Detroit, and London, as well as a journalist and a photographer from the states interviewing victims of torture from Iraq. Each day, I listened to interviews with the victims as I made dry point portraits of the victims.  Many of these portraits have text that I write down as I hear it from the translators.  When I return to Philadelphia late this spring, I will print these portraits, along with the texts into either a portfolio or an artist’s book.  I am put daily reports on my website, under the “news” section, which describe the interviews as well as my thoughts.  I thought I would let you know about the project, as it is truly fascinating, and I am very privileged to have been invited.  This project is partially funded with a grant from the Independence Foundation, and the 5 County Arts Fund.  www.danielheyman.com

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