CASETalks is an engaging online program that tackles various humanitarian issues supported by BriefCASE artists. Every second Saturday of the month, one of our artists is in conversation with a curator or educator via Zoom.

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JULY, 2022

"Mother, Daughter, Doll"

Boushra Almutawakel &

 Karen Irvine

A conversation about Almutawakel's work on the issue on religious, patriarchal, misogynistic extremism and the misuse of Islam to weaponize control over women.

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May 14, 2022

“I Can't Sleep: Homage to a Uyghur Homeland"

Lisa Ross & Elise Anderson


Photographer Lisa Ross discusses her project about the Uyghurs with Elise Anderson from the Uyghur Human Rights Project.

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March 12, 2022


Jamie Johnson / Patty Kerrigan


Jamie Johnson & Patty Kerrigan

A conversation about photographing children's hope and fears in fighting cancer and it aftermath

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March 12, 2022


Jamie Johnson & Patty Kerrigan

A conversation about photographing children's hope and fears in fighting cancer and its aftermath


April 9, 2022

"I MATTER at Expo Chicago"

CASE Art Fund & Donna Baiocchi


I MATTER,  a photographic exhibition of children throughout the world holding hand-written signs in their native language, stating I MATTER.

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January 8, 2022

"How Much Can You Carry?"

Floriane De Lassée

& Cathy Edelman

A conversation about photographing peoples' burdens

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December 11, 2021

"Drowning World"

Gideon Mendel & Makeda Best

A conversation about the climate crisis

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October 9, 2021

"Heroes: Girls rescued from Boko Haram"

​​Emeke Obanor & Mark Sealy

A conversation about the ongoing crisis that young girls face in Nigeria

Shahidul Alam By Morten Krogvold

September 11, 2021

"Art as Activism"

Shahidul Alam &

Morten Krogvold

A conversation between two humanitarians

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August 14, 2021

"What is

CASE Art Fund?"

Cathy Edelman & Anette Skuggedal in conversation with Leslie Thomas.

A conversation about CASE Art Fund

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July 10, 2021

"The Perpetual Canvas"

John Fanestil & Debi Cornwall

A conversation about how art is used to raise awareness


June 12, 2021

"I Am A Refugee"

Malayan Jabateh & Achy Obejas

A conversation about leaving home for a new country

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May 8, 2021

"You Don't Belong Here!”


Binh Dahn & Corey Keller

A conversation about identity

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April 10, 2021

"Where Art and Documentary Meet”


Omar Imam & Kristen Lubben


A conversation about how one photographs trauma

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March 13, 2021

“Stupid Borders”

Rubén Martín de Lucas 

& Robert Moore


A conversation about how borders function

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February 13, 2021


Keith Carter & Anne Tucker 


A conversation about photographing along the New Mexico/ Texas border

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December 12, 2020

“I work so you don't have to”

Alejandro Cartagena &

Malcolm Daniel

A discussion about the reality of migrant workers

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January 9, 2021

“Night Watch”

Shimon Attie & Natasha Egan


A discussion about art and activism

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November 14, 2020

“Where am I from?”

Turjoy Chowdhury&

Rajit Mazumder

A discussion about being stateless

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October 10, 2020

“They’re only Children”

  Andrea Motta & Mimi Chakarova


A discussion about the sex trafficking industry

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September 12, 2020

“Where are they now?”

Cesar Dezfuli & Tim Wride

Giving voice to the voiceless by telling their stories

CASETalks is presented with support from the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation