Portraits of War: The Democratic Republic of Congo
18 October – 27 October 2010
Atrium Gallery, Old Building
Open Monday – Friday, 10am-8pm (with the exception of the evening of 20th October when general admission closes at 6pm)
Congo/Women is an internationally touring photography exhibition and educational campaign that raises awareness of the widespread sexual violence facing women and girls in the DRC. The exhibition features powerful photographs by award-winning photojournalists Lynsey Addario, Marcus Bleasdale, Ron Haviv and James Nachtwey that convey the strength and courage of Congolese women. Accompanying essays contextualise the impact of the crisis from a range of perspectives.
The exhibition is co-created and produced by the Art Works Project and the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, Columbia College, Chicago. The organisers gratefully acknowledge the support of the UNFPA, the Oak Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts in providing funding for the exhibition.
The exhibition in the Atrium is being hosted with the support of the Crisis States Research Centre (CSRC) at the LSE Department of International Development. The CSRC is a leading centre of interdisciplinary research into processes of war, state collapse and reconstruction and has undertaken research in DRCongo as part of its ongoing programme. Further information about CSRC research can be found at: www.crisisstates.com.
Visitors are welcome during weekdays (Monday - Friday) between 10am and 8pm (except Wednesday 20 October when it will close at 6pm). The exhibition is free and open to all.