AUGUSTA — The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine and the Mid-Maine Global Forum will host a luncheon program featuring Indira Williams Babicat at noon Friday, March 1, at the Michael Klahr Center, 46 University Drive.

Ms. Williams Babic will discuss the creation of the exhibit “40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World,” a photographic exhibit created by Howard G. Buffet in partnership with the Newseum. The exhibit is currently on display at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine through March 22. The process of photographing the effects of hunger throughout the world also inspired a best-selling book by the same title.

Williams Babic is the director of photography and visual resources at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. In this role, she oversees the research, acquisition, digital processing, rights management and preservation of the Newseum’s collection of more than 500,000 historic images. She has managed and curated all images that have appeared in Newseum exhibits since the museum opened in its current location in 2008, including the original 14 galleries and more than 35 changing exhibits. Williams Babic has more than 20 years of experience working in photography. Prior to joining the Newseum, she was a researcher for one of the first online stock photo services, a co-producer for a television variety show in Spain, and an editor for a book publisher in Panama.

Lunch is $12, payable at the door and includes a sandwich and salad buffet. Register with lunch request by Wednesday, Feb. 27, by emailing [email protected] or calling 207-621-3530. Registrants who request lunch are responsible for the lunch fees.

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