Professor SHU will give a photo conference on the Ukraine/Russia conflict, October 27

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Images from the war in Ukraine will highlight the power of photography when Sacred Heart University professor Richard Falco hosts a photojournalism presentation Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Frank and Marisa Martire Center for the Liberal Arts.

Falco, the Multimedia Journalism Coordinator for the Master of Arts in Journalism and Media Production program, has assembled a selection of powerful images that document Russia’s war against Ukraine and its impact on the general population. The purpose of the presentation is to show the importance of truthful information and to support his claim that photographs become “the evidence on which the truth rests.”

Falco hopes to give the public “a better understanding of what is happening in Ukraine and the global implications this has for the rest of the world.” The climax of this conflict, whether Russia wins or Ukraine wins, can change the course of outright oppression. This will impact how authoritarian leaders elsewhere determine what they can and cannot do.

The presentation will take place at the Martire Theater (E-145) of the Martire Center. It is free and open to the public.


About Sacred Heart University

As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England and one of the fastest growing private doctoral institutions in the United States, Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping the higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers nearly 90 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and certificate programs at its campus in Fairfield, Connecticut. Sacred Heart also has a campus in Dingle, Ireland, and offers online programs. Over 10,000 students attend the University’s nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, media and arts; social work; computer science and engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education and Human Development; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; Dr. Susan L. Davis, RN, & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent College. The Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions because it was created and run by lay people. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward-thinking thinkers who embrace change – in their own lives, professions and communities. . The Princeton Review includes SHU in its 388 Best Colleges – 2023 Editionand Best Business Schools – 2022 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to award-winning NPR-affiliated radio station WSHU, a Division I athletics program, and an impressive performing arts program that includes a choir, orchestra, dance, and theater.

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