Mehran says she likes to create "immersive environments" that will hopefully provoke people to talk about difficult issues.
Nearly 60 artists, speakers and leaders from more than 25 countries across the Western Hemisphere will gather in Denver for the 2015 festival, which runs through Sunday.
Hal Gould worked to establish photography as a fine art form in Denver and helped introduce the region to artists like Ansel Adams.
As South Carolina begins debates on removing the controversial historic flag from state grounds, Ed Dwight, who is African American, looks at his role in a compromise that kept it flying.
Dylan Burr used a 19th-century photography technique to take portraits of about 30 people at St. Francis Center, which aids the needy.
Veteran curator Dianne Vanderlip selected works by around 40 artists, including iconic figures and Coloradans.
A Denver program called Voz y Corazón is using art to reach youth affected by suicide. For one 14-year-old girl, the program means she sees herself as "one of a kind."
At 82, 92, and 102, you might expect our three guests to be retired. Their love of their art is what keeps them going.