Hoffman to present at Windsor Manor

Hoffman to present at Windsor Manor

Webster City-area residents are invited to a special presentation at Windsor Manor on Jan. 7.

Brendan Hoffman, a documentary photographer based in Kyiv, Ukraine, will speak and give a photographic presentation on Tuesday, Jan. 7, beginning at 2 p.m. in the dining hall.

Hoffman’s work reflects his interest in the themes of identity, history, politics and the environment. His recent focus has been on Ukraine, from the 2013-14 Maidan protests in Kyiv to the war in eastern Ukraine. His work has been supported by regular assignments for The New York Times, a 2018-19 Fulbright Scholar fellowship, and grants from the Philip Jones Griffiths Foundation, TheDocumentaryProjectFund grant and the National Press Photographers Association.

In 2017 he was named a Reporting Fellow by the South Asian Journalists Association to photograph a project about the challenges faced by India and Pakistan in sharing water resources in the Indus River basin while confronting climate change and population growth. The work is the basis of his first story for National Geographic Magazine, due out this coming summer.

Hoffman has been working in Webster City since 2011. His current project with the Daily Freeman-Journal is supported by a 2019 Magnum Foundation Fund grant, a 2017 artist residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Neb., and a 2017 Yunghi grant.

From 2007 to 2013, he was based in Washington, D.C., and frequently covered Capitol Hill and the White House. Brendan has worked on assignment in more than 20 countries and is a co-founder of the photography collective Prime.