The Besharat Arts Foundation has donated “The Faces of Innocence” exhibit of photographs of children from around the world by famed photographer Steve McCurry to Moretown Elementary School. McCurry photographed the iconic “Afghan Girl” image in 1985 for National Geographic, one of the most famous images in recent history. The Besharat Arts Foundation brings works of art to schools to increase students’ empathy and understanding of other cultures and ways of living.
“I was determined to add more cultural awareness within our small community,” Moretown art teacher Heather O’Hare said. “I want to provide students with an opportunity to ‘see’ the world by bringing the world to the school through an art display.” The photographs show, “They are all children just like the students at Moretown School.”
Moretown Elementary is the first school in Vermont to participate in this project. “My dream is that