Resilience: stories of women inspiring change

The photography exhibition, “Resilience,” celebrates the strength and determination of women who have made a significant impact in their communities. The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in collaboration with World Press Foundation, have brought a 21-day photo exhibition titled Resilience – stories of women inspiring change to India. The exhibition showcases a selection of stories, awarded in the World Press Photo Contest from 2000 to 2021, the stories of women who have worked tirelessly to achieve their goals and make a difference in the lives of others.
The photography exhibition was inaugurated by Dr. Bahia Tahzib-Lie, Human Rights Ambassador of the Netherlands in the presence of Mrs. Meenakshi Lekhi, Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture of India and Mr. Marten van den Berg, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to India, Nepal and Bhutan at the India Habitat Centre on Thursday, 02 March. The inauguration was also graced by representatives from the art and cultural sector.
“We are thrilled to showcase the resilience and strength of these remarkably brave women,” said Dr. Bahia Tahzib-Lie, Ambassador of Human Rights, «Their personal and impactful stories are an inspiration to us all and remind us of the power we all have to make a positive difference in our world.»
The photographs exhibition is a visual testimony of multiple voices, documented by 17 photographers of 13 different nationalities from 15 countries, offering insights into issues such as sexism, gender-based violence, reproductive rights, and access to equal opportunities. The different stories explore how women and gender issues have evolved in the 21st century and how photojournalism is finding ways to portray them.
The exhibition include photographs by: Forough Alaei (Iran), Jonathan Bachman (USA), Daniel Berehulak (Australia), Anna Boyiazis (USA), Fulvio Bugani (Italy), Maika Elan (Vietnam), Jan Grarup (Denmark), Terrell Groggins (USA). ), Robin Hammond (New Zealand), Olivia Harris (United Kingdom), Heba Khamis (Egypt), Diana Markosian (USA), Catalina Martin-Chico (France/Spain), Finbarr O’ Reilly (Canada), Pablo Tosco (Argentina), Magnus Wennman (Sweden) and Irina Werning (Argentina).
The exhibition will be on display at India Habitat Centre till 23rd of March, 2023. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.

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