See No Evil: An Evening with Photographer and Filmmaker Omar MullickMar 21, 2012
Location: Department of Art and Art History Auditorium, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Speaker: Omar Mullick, Artist-in-Residence
As Artist-in-Residence at Shangri La from March 18-April 1, award-winning photographer and filmmaker Omar Mullick presented See No Evil, an informal illustrated talk about his work with digital film and new media to challenge the standard frames of reference when dealing with Muslim culture domestically and abroad. Mullick's work searched out a new perspective on cultures and conflicts that are reduced often to socio-political categories alone.
Omar Mullick's work as a photographer has appeared in the New York Times, Foreign Policy Magazine and National Geographic. He has received fellowships and awards from the M100 Foundation, the Western Knight Center for Journalism, and Annenberg and recognition from the American Academy of Religion. He was part of Basetrack, a project that embedded journalist and photographers with Marines in Helmand, Afghanistan for a year and transmitted the work back to traditional media and social networks. In 2009 he presented Can't Take It With You, a solo exhibition of work exploring the lives of Muslims in North America at the Gallery FCB, New York. These Birds Have Wings, his film work on Pakistani humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi received a Sundance Institute Documentary grant in 2011. Omar Mullick was born and raised in London, and studied politics, philosophy, and economics at the University of Pennsylvania.