On Saturday, Aug. 13, the work of photographer and Plainville native Courtney Bonneau will be featured at the Churchwood Gallery, located at 31 N. Washington St., North Attleborough. The event will run from 7-9 p.m. Photographs will be for sale.
Explore over 25 photos by Bonneau which encompasses her travels and experiences in the Southwest Asian and Northern African regions. She started doing photography for a Palestine-based media outlet in 2009. In 2017, she expanded her work to other conflict areas of the Middle East.
“My work showcases humanity and beauty in parts of the world that people don’t necessarily want to see or are afraid to travel to themselves,” said Bonneau. “These photos tell stories of people and places that seem ignored, forgotten, and lost; I hope, ultimately, that my pictures help break down cultural barriers to prove that we are all human.”
To date, Bonneau has worked in Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Iran. She has a permanent exhibition at the Mosul Eye, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which opened in May.
Bonneau is dedicated to documenting kindness and humanity in places plagued with suffering and spreading awareness about issues and cultures that the western media seems to have forgotten. In addition to her photography, Bonneau is active in the humanitarian sector. She regularly holds fundraisers and delivers much-needed medical aid to Lebanon.