EVENT: 12th-23rd February 2013; Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
‘I Dream of Congo: Narratives from The Great Lakes’ will be a unique exhibition combining words and images from renowned international creatives alongside a groundbreaking exhibition of photos taken by women in eastern Congo.
The exhibition and accompanying events will celebrate the hope and optimism that pervades in the region despite years of war. It will also pose hard questions around the international community’s inaction in the face of the conflict, the continuing illicit trade in minerals from Congo and the failure to stem the tide of sexual violence.
The exhibition will also feature events organised by the Frontline Club, One Billion Rising and Save the Congo.
We have contributions to the exhibition from the writers William Boyd, Tim Butcher and Adam Hochschild and photographers Lynsey Addario, Marcus Bleasdale, Jonathan Torgovnik and Ron Haviv. Each of them have responded to the phrase ‘I Dream of Congo’.
These will feature alongside photos and words from women in eastern Congo who have also responded to the phrase ‘I Dream of Congo’. This part of the project has been developed with Women for Women International.
Women for Women International provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies.
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