Photographic exhibition on victims of war

NUI Galway is hosting a photography exhibition entitled ‘War from the Victims’ Perspective’at the university’s art gallery from June 16 to June 20.

The exhibition by Swiss photographer Jean Mohr and organised by the Embassy of Switzerland in Ireland, in collaboration with the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway, will celebrate 75 years of the Irish-Swiss diplomatic relations and the 150th anniversary of the First Geneva Convention.

Shown in Ireland for the first time in May 2014 at the Gallery of Photography in Dublin, Jean Mohr’s black and white photographs uphold the highest standards of humanist photography. The exhibition at NUI Galway will feature 40 of Mohr’s images and addresses the issues of victims of conflicts, refugees and communities suffering from war and those under threat. The photographs focus on emblematic cases from around the world illustrating the universal problems of populations directly or indirectly enduring the repercussions of war.

‘War from the Victims’ Perspective’ is produced by the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

 

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