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Acclaimed photojournalist to speak at HWS

Matt Moyer, through his assignments with National Geographic, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times and The Guardian, has crafted some of the most powerful photography of our times. In the streets of the Middle East he has tackled such tough assignments as investigating child labor in Cairo, documenting the daily life of Iraq’s Shia population or the struggles of the U.S. military.

Moyer will join the campus community as the John Henry Hobart Fellow from Oct. 10 to 13. His lecture, titled “Images from Iraq,” will be held in the Geneva Room at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12.

A native of Syracuse, N.Y., Moyer attended Syracuse University, graduating in 1994 with majors in photojournalism and sociology. He began his career at the Auburn Citizen before leaving for Egypt where he lived for three years, learning fluent Arabic and absorbing Middle Eastern culture. His heartbreaking and thought-provoking photos of child labor won him acclaim in the world of photojournalism.

On 9/11, Moyer was living and working in New York City, and he captured the unfolding tragedy with his own unique clarity of vision and insight into the human spirit. Moyer landed in Iraq immediately after the fall of Baghdad to U.S. troops, spending four months documenting the plight of the Iraqi people. Currently he is working on two stories for National Geographic.

A portfolio of Moyer’s work is available at