Painting Buddha’s Lips, Burma, 2007
Acclaimed cinematographer Stephen Goldblatt traveled to Burma in 2007 to capture moments of ordinary life during military rule. He has donated his work to the Human Rights Center’s efforts to uphold human rights in Burma and around the world. This photo is of a man painting Buddha’s lips, a coveted job.
Goldblatt, who has been nominated for two Academy Awards, is especially known for his work on Angels in America, The Help, and most recently Get On Up, the biographical drama about James Brown.
In celebration of the Human Rights Center’s 20th birthday, we are sending you a photo a day from 10 world-class photographers. These photographers have generously shared their work with the center as part of the Envisioning Human Rights exhibit curated by Pamela Blotner at Berkeley Law this fall. Each photo touches on the center’s work with people who have suffered injustice and demonstrated great resilience.
To learn more about the photographs and the online auction, visit envisioninghumanrights.com or paddle8.com/auctions/hrc. The auction ends Monday!