World Press Photo x Human Rights Weekend

1 februari tot 1 maart 2018

Visualizing human rights issues: what can photographs do, and what do we want them to do?

For the sixth edition of the Human Rights Weekend, World Press Photo invited three photographers with an impressive record of documenting human rights to exhibit stories intended to prompt action.

Tara Todras-Whitehill’s work on abortion rites in Nepal will displayed in the Grand Cafe. Through the stories of Nepali women, the photographs highlight the ramifications of the Mexico City policy, or the ‘Global Gag Rule’. 

In the upstairs gallery space of De Balie, photographs from two series produced for Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) fact-finding missions and reports will be shown. Anastasia Taylor-Lind’s portraits of massacre survivors bear witness to the recent Rohingya refugee crisis in Burma. Marcus Bleasdale’s The Unraveling documents the conflict in Central African Republic few people in the world knew existed.

The panel discussion ‘Why we need more than one photograph to change the world’ with the three visual storytellers, moderated by World Press Photo Foundation’s Director of Communications and Engagement, David Campbell, will consider how audiences can be engaged with the important situations these photographers witness and chronicle. 

Image credit: Tara Todras-Whitehill, for European Journalism Centre/Vignette Interactive.