CROWDFUNDING FOR OUR NEXT EXHIBIT | DEADLINE 21 SEPTEMBER
Support our effort to raise funds for the final production costs of building our 'New World Image' exhibition at the Royal Danish Library/Black Diamond in Copenhagen and become part of the Human Rights Exhibition Project as it starts traveling. With your support, this will be just the beginning of taking our exhibition to destinations around the world and creating a contemporary visual archive of human rights with photographic interpretations of human rights collected at each destination.
What do human rights look like in Denmark today? How would you depict the meaning of human rights in visual terms? If you are a student of photography/journalism, submit your photographic interpretation of what human rights look like in Denmark today and participate in the Human Rights Photo Competition organized by the Danish Institute for Human Rights. The best submissions will be displayed in the exhibition "A New World Image" this fall at the Black Diamond in Copenhagen.
VISUALIZING UNIVERSALISM EXHIBITION | 17 April - 22 May | The Arthus Ross Architecture Gallery | New York
Organized in cooperation with the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, the exhibition probed the archive of UNESCO’s Human Rights Exhibition from 1949 for the first time since its inception over sixty years ago.The display featured the original traveling Human Rights Exhibition Album’s 110 images, together with photographs and documents from UNESCO’s archives.
We see human rights everywhere – in campaigns, the news, popular culture, and art. They have become a seemingly natural part of the way we imagine suffering and injustice locally and particularly globally. But why is this? Which images accompany human rights and have they always had the same meaning? ‘A New World Image’ will address these questions and interrogate the visual and historical meaning of human rights through a redisplay of the world’s first human rights exhibition from 1949.
Coinciding with the opening of the exhibition ‘Visualizing Universalism’ this one-day symposium revolved around questions of histories and visual cultures of human rights. It interrogated images from UNESCO’s Human Rights Exhibition from 1949 with contributions by Samuel Moyn, Ariella Azoulay, Thomas Keenan and other leading human rights scholars.