SEPTEMBER 3RD – DECEMBER 7TH, 2020 – James Longley


Photograph by James Longley   Title: First Grade

Longley follows students and teachers in an old Kabul neighborhood slowly rebuilding from past conflicts. “Interweaving the modern history of Afghanistan with present day portraits, Longley offers an intimate and nuanced vision of a society living in the shadow of war.” 

His films, Iraq in Fragments and Sari’s Mother were both nominated for Academy Awards for Best Documentary Features. In 2009, he was awarded the prestigious MacArthur “Genius Grant.”  His film Angels Made of Light is being honored at the Friday Harbor Film Festival this fall.