WMMNA: The Amnesty International Photojournalism Awards

WMMNA: The Amnesty International Photojournalism Awards

As part of Photomonth this year's best human rights awareness photos will be displayed in London's Human Rights Action Centre.

Regine Debatty
  • 21 october 2011

It’s Photomonth in East London and i’ll be running around the area this week to catch up with as many shows as possible. My two favourite exhibitions so far are as different from each other as it is possible to be.

The first one was at Amnesty International UK’s Human Rights Action Centre. It’s a rather small event, only 5 to 6 photos from each of the three shortlisted entries in the Photojournalism category at the Amnesty International Media Awards. The awards recognise excellence in human rights reporting and acknowledge journalism’s significant contribution to the UK public’s awareness and understanding of human rights issues. There’s a total of ten categories, including a student award, but this exhibition is dedicated to photojournalism.

Robin Hammond‘s winning entry, This Girl, meets the women victim of rape and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Sexual violence has become part of modern warfare and The UN Security Council regards it as ‘a tactic of war to humiliate, dominate, instill fear in and forcibly relocate civilian members of a community or ethnic group.’

Each portrait is accompanied by the story of the woman:

The blackboard behind 16-year-old Leonce reads: ‘The family is composed of the father, the mother and the children. The father is responsible for the family.’ Leonce is holding the baby she gave birth to as a result of rape.

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Régine Debatty is the creator of the ‘We Make Money Not Art’ blog and an art show curator. She has also spoken at several conferences and festivals about the way artists, hackers and interaction designers (mis)use technology. Learn more about Régine Debatty.


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