Elizabeth Jordan aims to facilitate social change through photography. Her pictures — depicting the plight of people in war ­ torn and developing countries have been featured around the world. Her most recent show was held at Urban Zen last month. In addition to raising awareness, 100% of Jordan’s profits go to charity giving her collectors the opportunity to participate in the philanthropic arena.

Many of her images focus on the silhouettes of African women carrying unimaginably large loads on their heads. Here as well, she aims to draw on the metaphoric as well as physical task, outlining the weight women carry on their heads and in life.

The remarkable colors in her photographs have been exag--gerated often to surreal heights, the content of the images are never touched.

Please visit Elizabeth Jordan at www.ejordanphotography.com


Special Guest

Zainab Salbi is Founder and CEO of Women For Women International, a
grassroots humanitarian and development organization helping women survivors of wars rebuild their lives. Since 1993, the organization has helped 250,000 women survivors of wars access social and economic opportunities through a program of rights awareness training, vocational skills education and access to income generating opportunities, thereby ultimately contributing to the political and economic health of their communities. In its 17-year history, the organization has distributed more than $79 million in direct aid, micro credit loans, and has impacted more than 800,000 family members. For its work ''alleviating human suffering'', Women For Women International was awarded the 2006 Hilton Conrad Humanitarian Award, becoming the first women's organization to receive this honor.

Please visit Zainab Salbi at www.womenforwomeninternation.org