Glenn Ruga is a graphic designer, photographer, and a life-long human rights activist. He is the founder of the Social Documentary Network who through its website, magazine, and contest showcase the documentary work of photographers from all over the world. 

Ruga has created traveling and online documentary exhibits on the struggle for a multicultural future in Bosnia, the war and aftermath in Kosovo, and on an immigrant community in Holyoke, Mass. In February 2010, Ruga curated SDN's first exhibition at powerHouse Arena in New York on the global recession. The photographers were winners of an SDN call for entries. The second SDN live exhibition "Ten Years after 9/11" was shown at powerHouse Arena in September 2011. Ruga has continued to curate exhibitions for SDN in New York and other locations.

From 2010-2013, Ruga was the Executive Director of the Photographic Resource Center (PRC) at Boston University. He curated numerous exhibitions while at the PRC including "Global Health in Focus" featuring work by Kristen Ashburn, Dominic Chavez, and David Rochkind. Ruga is also the former Publisher and Art Director of Loupe, the magazine of the PRC.  



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