Yemeni arts festival features photos by former US hostage

The festival is presented by the Yemen Peace Project. Other festival events will be held at Cooper Union (

A Yemeni arts festival in New York is featuring photographs by a U.S. journalist killed by al-Qaeda in Yemen in 2014.

Luke Somers' images will be shown Friday at New York University's Kevorkian Center in Manhattan. They're part of the Yemeni Film & Arts Festival that runs Friday through Sunday.

Somers worked as a copy editor and freelance photographer during the 2011 uprising in Yemen. He was kidnapped in 2013 and held hostage for 14 months. He was killed during a U.S. rescue attempt.

The show includes seven images and a video of several dozen more, plus some of Somers' written stories from Yemen.

They'll also be shown April 15-17 at the Friends Meeting of Washington, D.C.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48