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Nermina and Melisa, Hrasnica (base of Mt. Ignman), Bosnia, 1996

Glenn Ruga

glenn@vizcom.org 617-417-5981 United States

Topics of Focus

Human Rights


Glenn Ruga, SDN Founder, is a graphic designer, a part-time social documentarian, and a life-long human rights activist. From 2010-2013 he was the Executive Director of the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University (www.prcboston.org). Ruga was a curator of the New York Photo Festival in 2012 (http://nyph.at/ruga/)

He has created traveling and online documentary exhibits on an immigrant community in Holyoke, Mass., on the struggle for a multicultural future in Bosnia, and the war and afermath in Kosovo.

He is the owner and creative director of Visual Communications, a graphic design firm located in Concord, Mass. His clients include Physicians for Human Rights, the International and US Campaigns to Ban Landmines, the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, the Civil Rights Program at Harvard Law School, the St. Boniface Haiti Foundation, and other non-profit, educational, and human rights organizations. His design work includes websites for many of the above organizations.

Ruga founded the Center for Balkan Development, a non-profit organization created in 1993 to help stop the genocide in Bosnia and create a just and sustainable future in the former Yugoslavia.

Glenn has a B.A. in Social Theory from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, an a MFA in Graphic and Advertising Design from Syracuse University. He also has a certificate in Interactive Communications from Massachusetts College of Art.

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