The Adelphi University Exhibitions Program is pleased to present a captivating exhibition entitled Yearning for Peace featuring 40 photographs by Dr. Richard Steckel, M.S.W. ’66. This series of photographs is a celebration of what makes us human and bind our futures together.
Yearning for Peace showcases portraits of children from around the world. This exhibition is part of a larger venture by Steckel, entitled, The Milestones Project. These photographs capture moments ranging from losing our first tooth, taking our first step to making our first friend. Steckel writes, “…they capture the fact we are members of a single global family. If you picture a world of love and understanding, these pictures help make that vision real.” Steckel has photographed children on every continent and compiled them into a compelling group with the overall essential message: “Look, those children are just like me!”
Dr. Richard Steckel, co-founder and executive producer of the Milestones Project, is internationally recognized as a consultant and speaker on nonprofit social enterprise and for-profit social marketing. He and his wife Michele “Shelli” Steckel conceived The Milestones Project in 1998 and have since traveled the world capturing the images and stories of more than 70,000 children in 35 countries.
In addition to his work on behalf of The Milestones Project, he is the founder of the consulting firm AddVenture Network and is co-author of the best-selling book Filthy Rich: Turning Nonprofit Fantasies Into Cold, Hard Cash (revised second edition, 2001), Making Money While Making a Difference: How to Profit with a Nonprofit Partner (1999), and In Search of America’s Best Nonprofits (1997), Cold Cash for Warm Hearts: 101 Best Social Marketing Initiatives (2004). He served as executive director of the Denver Children’s Museum (1976-1984) and has also guest-taught at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, University of Maryland, Daniels school of Business (Denver University), and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
The Steckels have produced over a dozen nationally acclaimed photography-based educational resources with the Milestones Project. Milestones books received the CBC 2005 Notable Book Award and the Milestones Project was honored at the United Nations (2003 Global Peace & Tolerance Award). Photographic events of the themed Milestones Project work have been viewed at 11 international. The Steckels were chosen Purpose Prize Fellows (2007); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Award recipients (2008); and received the National Education Association’s Human & Civil Rights Award on July 2, 2008. Their work was featured in Time Magazine (August 13, 2007).
RIP Richard Steckel | June 19, 2015
In memory of Dr. Steckel, this exhibition has been extended
Manhattan Center Galleries
75 Varick Street, Second Floor
New York, NY
Monday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m