Photography is a powerful way to create a statement.
In the international Congo/Women exhibition, photojournalists Lynsey Addario, Marcus Bleasdale, Ron Haviv, and James Nachtwey document the incessant violence inflicted on women and children in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The photographs on large fabric panels are accompanied by essays that further illustrate the daily reality of assault and violence of Congolese women.
The exhibition, produced by ArtWorks, was designed to raise media awareness and mobilize support for these women and children in the Congo, with the ultimate goal of ending these abuses and violence. The exhibition illustrates the courage and resilience of these individuals who have endured and survived countless acts of brutality.
The Congo/Women project will open at Columbia College Chicago, 1006 S. Michigan Avenue from February 5 through February 14, 2009. The event is free and open to the public.
In early March, the exhibition will move to Washington D.C. and then to New York City, with later dates scheduled across North America, Europe, and Africa.
For information on the Congo/Women project and future sites and dates see their website at http://congowomen.org/ .