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TIME STANDS STILL Announces November Talk Backs including Bob & Lee Woodruff on 11/30






TIME STANDS STILL, the Tony nominated hit play currently playing at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street), announces the complete November schedule for its talk back series. Each TIME STANDS STILL talk back features noted experts from the worlds of journalism, photojournalism, foreign affairs, and leaders in the international fight to protect journalistic freedoms.

A highlight of the series will be the Tuesday, November 30 edition featuring ABC News’ Bob Woodruff and his wife Lee Woodruff, co-authors of In an Instant, the book which chronicles the journey to recovery following Bob’s roadside bomb injury in Iraq. The Woodruffs will be joined by noted psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton in a discussion that will be moderated by More Magazine editor-in-chief Lesley Jane Seymour.

Below is the complete upcoming TIME STANDS STILL talk back schedule for the month of November:

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 (sponsored by the International Center for Photography): Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Carolyn Cole (Los Angeles Times), award-winning photographer and author Ron Haviv (Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal and Afghanistan: On the Road to Kabul), New York Times staff photographer and Pulitzer Prize finalist Michael Kamber, and Kristen Lubben associate curator at the International Center of Photography. The discussion will be moderated by the International Center for Photography’s chief curator and director of exhibitions Brian Wallis.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 (sponsored by Getty Images): Pulitzer Prize-winning Getty Images staff photographer John Moore, Getty news photographer Mario Tama, and Reportage by Getty Images photographer Shaul Schwarz. The talk back will be moderated by Newsweek senior international photo editor James Wellford.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 (sponsored by More Magazine & The Dart Center): ABC News’ Bob Woodruff and wife Lee Woodruff, co-authors of In an Instant, and psychiatrist and author Robert Jay Lifton, known for his studies of the psychological causes and effects of war and political violence. The discussion will be moderated by More Magazine’s editor-in-chief Lesley Jane Seymor.

TIME STANDS STILL stars Laura Linney, Brian d’Arcy James, Eric Bogosian, and Christina Ricci. The play is by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies and directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan.

TIME STANDS STILL, follows Sarah and James (Laura Linney and Brian d’Arcy James), a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent trying to find happiness in a world that seems to have gone crazy.  Theirs is a partnership based on telling the toughest stories and together, making a difference. But when their own story takes a sudden turn, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life… and everything changes – in a flash.

Tickets range from $56.50 – $121.50 with premiere seating available from $176.50 – $251.50 with standing room (when available) at $26.50. Tickets include a $1.50 facility fee. Tickets are available through Telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200, or 800-432-7250, online at www.Telecharge.com or at the Cort Theatre Box Office (138 West 48th Street).


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 (Sponsor: International Center for Photography)

Carolyn Cole began her career in 1986 as a staff photographer with the El Paso Herald-Post, a position which she occupied until 1988. She then moved to the San Francisco Examiner for two years, before spending another two years as a freelance photographer in Mexico City, working with newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times, Detroit Free Press, and Business Week. In 1992, Cole returned to being a staff photographer, working for The Sacramento Bee, before moving to the Los Angeles Times in 1994. Cole spent time in Kosovo during the 1999 crisis, and in 2001, spent two months in Afghanistan. In 2002, she received the National Press Photographers Association Newspaper Photographer of the Year award for the first time. In mid-2003, Cole went to Liberia, as rebels surrounded the capital, Monrovia, demanding the resignation of President Charles Taylor. This trip was to earn her the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. In 2004, Cole was also named both NPPA Newspaper Photographer of the Year for a second time, for her work in both Liberia and Iraq, and the Pictures of the Year International Newspaper Photographer by the University of Missouri’s Missouri School of Journalism. Cole has also received the Robert Capa Gold Medal from the Overseas Press Club in both 2003 and 2004, and won two World Press Photo awards in 2004.

Ron Haviv is a photojournalist, the author of several photographic collections and the recipient of a number of awards. He also lectures at universities and has appeared on a number of television news shows. His photographs—which have received awards from World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year, Overseas Press Club, and the Leica Camera—have been exhibited in The Louvre as well as other museums and galleries and in the United Nations and The Council on Foreign Relations. They have been collected in Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal and Afghanistan: On the Road to Kabul. He is one of seven co-founders of photo agency VII, formed in 2001, along with Alexandra Boulat, Gary Knight, Antonin Kratochvil, Christopher Morris, James Nachtwey and John Stanmeyer. His media appearances have included “The Charlie Rose Show,” NPR, “Good Morning America,” “ABC World News Tonight,” CNN, and MSNBC, as well as the documentaries Freelance in a World of Risk, Vivisect and Eyes of the World.

Michael Kamber has worked as a New York City-based freelance photographer and journalist since the late 1980s. Kamber is currently on the staff of The New York Times. In the United States, Kamber has covered immigration, homelessness, labor issues and the environment. He has also worked extensively in the Caribbean, covering politics, conflict and social issues in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti. In Pakistan and Afghanistan he has focused on the plight of long-term Afghan refugees and the future of a post-Taliban Afghanistan. Kamber spent 2003 photographing for The New York Times in West Africa and the Middle East, covering conflicts in the Ivory Coast, the Congo, Liberia and Iraq. His work has appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers in the U.S. and Europe and is featured in two recent collections of journalism: The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2002 and Brooklyn: A State of Mind. Kamber is a former Revson Fellow at Columbia University. He has been nominated for the World Press Photo award and the Pulitzer Prize in both photography and reporting. He is also the winner of the Mike Berger Award, the Missouri School of Journalism’s Lifestyle Award and the Deadline Club Award.

Kristen Lubben, associate curator at the International Center of Photography, has been a member of the curatorial staff since 1998. She has curated numerous exhibitions, including Susan Meiselas: In History; Gerda Taro; Francesc Torres: Dark Is the Room Where We Sleep; Amelia Earhart: Image and Icon; El Salvador: Work of Thirty Photographers; and Dress Codes: The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video with Vince Aletti, Carol Squiers, and Christopher Phillips. Lubben is the author and editor of several publications, including the catalog for the exhibition In History, which received the Kraszna Krausz Either/Or Award (UK) for best photography book of 2009 and best historical photography book from Les Recontres d’Arles. Lubben received her BA in art history and women’s studies from the University of California, Irvine, and completed graduate studies in the history of art and archaeology at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

Brian Wallis is chief curator and director of exhibitions at the International Center of Photography. Former curator, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; former senior editor, Art in America. Noted writer and editor. Publications include Art Matters: How the Culture Wars Changed America; Land Art; Constructing Masculinity; Rock My Religion: Writings and Art Projects by Dan Graham, 1965–1990; Democracy: A Project by Group Material; Blasted Allegories: Writings by Contemporary Artists; Art after Modernism: Rethinking Representation. Wallis has curated numerous exhibitions at ICP including Larry Clark, Miroslav Tichy, and the current Cuba in Revolution. Contributor to publications including Artforum, Art in America, Aperture, Washington Post, New York Times, Village Voice. Taught at Yale University, Williams College, New York University, City University of New York. B.A., Colgate University; M.A., University of Virginia, PhD.in American Studies at New York University.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 (Sponsor: Getty Images)

John Moore is a senior staff photographer for Getty Images. Since 2008 he has been based in Denver, Colorado, where he lives with his wife and two children. He had previously been based abroad for 17 years.

Moore grew up Irving, Texas and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Radio-Television-Film. He began working for the Associated Press, first based in Nicaragua, then India, South Africa, Mexico and Egypt, working for the AP for almost 14 years.

Moore joined Getty Images in 2005 and worked throughout South Asia, Africa and the Middle East before moving back to the U.S. For the last decade he has extensively covered the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, working in the some of the world’s most dangerous combat zones.

Moore has won top photography awards over the years from many of the world’s major photographic organizations. As a Getty staffer in 2008 he was awarded both Magazine Photographer of the Year from Pictures of the Year International and Photographer of the Year from the National Press Photographers Association. His exclusive photography of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto earned him top awards from World Press Photo and the Robert Capa Gold Medal for courage in photojournalism given by the Overseas Press Club. He was also a member of the 2005 AP team which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography, for coverage of the Iraq War.

Mario Tama. As a news photographer for Getty Images, Mario Tama has captured powerful imagery from the  most current and vital events happening in the world around us, including the earthquake in Haiti, the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, September 11th and the funeral of Pope John Paul II. His unforgettable photographs from Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath, which were featured in National Geographic, Newsweek, various newspapers and other media around the world, earned him the prestigious Cliff Edom’s New America Award at the NPPA Best of Photojournalism Awards. Tama has received numerous honors and accolades, including: Pictures of the Year International, White House News Photographers Association, NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism, UNICEF Photo of the Year, Care International Award for Humanitarian Reportage, China International Press Photo Contest, and Days Japan International Photojournalism Awards. Tama was nominated for an Emmy for his documentary work on Coney Island, and his work on Baghdad’s orphans was exhibited at Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan. He studied photography at Rochester Institute of Technology and freelanced in Washington, DC for the Washington Post and Agence France-Presse before joining Getty Images in 2001.

Shaul Schwarz was born in Israel in 1974. He started his photographic career in the Israeli Air Force. After finishing his service he moved on to cover news in Israel and in the West Bank before relocating to New York in 1999.

Today he is still based in New York and works as a freelance photographer represented by Reportage by Getty Images. Shaul’s work has appeared in major international publications such National Geographic Magazine, Newsweek, Time, The New York Times Magazine, Geo, Paris Match, Stern, El Pais Magazine, GQ, and Marie Claire among others. His coverage of the conflict in Haiti in 2004 received two World Press Awards. In 2005 Schwarz won the highly acclaimed Visa D’or in Perpignan for his work on Settlers from the Gaza Strip. Most recently he was honored with the 2008 Robert Capa Award given out by the Overseas Press Club. A full list of recognitions appears below.

OPC Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2008, POY 3rd place Magazine Story of the Year 2008, PDN Photo Annual 2008, POY 3rd place Magazine News Stories 2007, American Photography 2007, Communication Arts 2007,

Visa D’or News 2005 (received at 2006 festival), Time Magazine Year in Pictures 2006, PDN 30 to watch for 2006, POY 2006 1st place Magazine news story, American Photography 2006, World Press Photo 2005 2nd place spot new, World Press Photo 2005 3rd place people in the news, POY 1st place Magazine news stories 2005, POY 1st place spot news singles 2005, American Photography 2005, NPPA 2005 2nd place Magazine news, Time Magazine Year in Pictures 2004, Communication Arts 2004, American Photography 2004, PDN Photo Annual 2004,Time Magazine Year in Pictures 2003, Communication Arts 2003

James Wellford was born in Richmond, Virginia. He graduated from Brown University. He has been the senior international photo editor at Newsweek in New York City since 2000 where he has collaborated on a number of award winning stories recognized by the Overseas Press Club, the World Press Awards, and Pictures of the Year competitions. He is a founding member of Fovea Editions as well as a curator and co-founder of SeenUnseen, a program of projections by leading photojournalists that brings to light consequential issues around the world. Among his multimedia projects produced for SeenUnseen are those on Afghanistan in 2007, the Israeli-Lebanon war of 2006, the 2004 Indonesian Tsunami, 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, and in 2009 American Interlude. The list of exhibitions James has curated includes “Tsunami,” a warehouse projection in New York City, “Interlude,” at the Alice Austen House Museum, Brent Stirton’s “The Last Gorillas of the Congo” at Fovea Exhibitions, Seamus Murphy’s “Afghanistan. A Darkness Visible” at VII Gallery in Brooklyn, and in 2010 “Projections of Reality,  Encounters with the (un)Familiar” in Moscow, Russia. In 2009 he co-edited Issue #17 of the photographic magazine OjodePez. Prior to his Newsweek post, he edited the historical archives of the New York Daily News and worked as an editor at Gamma, SIPA, and Black Star agencies.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 (Sponsors: More Magazine & The Dart Center)

Lesley Jane Seymour was named editor-in-chief of More Magazine in January of 2008 where she led the magazine to a 2009 National Magazine Award nomination for personal service for an investigative piece called “The Endangered Uterus”, and to a nomination for General Excellence in 2010.  Under her guidance, the magazine was named to Mediaweek’s 2010 Hot List, and dubbed “The Vanity Fair for Women” by marketers. Seymour was also ranked 4th on Forbes’ Most Powerful Fashion Magazine Editors list in 2009.

Bob Woodruff joined ABC News in 1996 and has covered major stories throughout the country and around the world for the network. He was named co-anchor of ABC’s “World News Tonight” in December 2005. On January 29, 2006, while reporting on U.S. and Iraqi security forces, Woodruff was seriously injured by a roadside bomb that struck his vehicle near Taji, Iraq. In February 2007, just thirteen months after being wounded in Iraq, Mr. Woodruff returned to ABC News with his first on-air report, “To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports.” The hour-long, primetime documentary chronicled his traumatic brain injury (TBI), his painstaking recovery, and the plight of thousands of service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with similar injuries. Woodruff continues to cover traumatic brain injuries for all ABC News broadcasts and platforms and was honored with a Peabody Award in 2008 for his reporting on the subject.

Lee Woodruff. As co-author of the best-selling In an Instant, Lee Woodruff garnered critical acclaim for the compelling and humorous chronicle of her family’s journey to recovery following her husband Bob’s roadside bomb injury in Iraq. Appearing together on national television and radio, the couple has helped put a face on the serious issue of traumatic brain injury among returning Iraq war veterans. Woodruff is currently a contributor for ABC’s “Good Morning America,” reporting on a variety of home and family related topics. Her second book, Perfectly Imperfect, a Life in Progress, was published in the spring of 2009.

Robert Jay Lifton is currently Lecturer in Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School and the Cambridge Health Alliance. Until recently, he was Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, The City University of New York, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the Graduate School and University Center, and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine as well as Director of the Center on Violence and Human Survival at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He had previously held the Foundations’ Fund Research Professorship of Psychiatry at Yale University for more than two decades. He has been particularly interested in the relationship between individual psychology and historical change and in problems surrounding the extreme historical situations of our era.  He has taken an active part in the formation of the new field of psychohistory. Lifton’s psychological research on apocalyptic violence began in mid-1995 with a focus on Aum Shinrikyo, the extremist Japanese cult that released poison gas in Tokyo subways. From September 11, 2001, he has been studying Islamist apocalyptic violence and American responses to 9/11, including their own apocalyptic tendencies. In 1966, together with Erik Erikson, he organized the Wellfleet Psychohistory Group. He has continued to host and moderate it as a working group since that time. Its participants have included innovative scholars who have contributed much to contemporary psychological and social thought. He has been an active member of Physicians for Social Responsibility since 1962, serving on its Board of Directors from 1981 to 1982 and 1984 to 1987. He is a founding member of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (from 1980), which was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.

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