Human Rights Human Wrongs

Photographers' Gallery, London, United Kingdom
06 Feb 2015 - 06 Apr 2015

Human Rights Human Wrongs

Robert Lebeck, Leopoldville, June 30 1960, Collection of the Ryerson Image Centre

The Photographers’ Gallery in collaboration with The Ryerson Image Centre and Autograph ABP present Human Rights Human Wrongs.

Human Rights Human Wrongs features more than 200 original press prints, drawn from the prestigious Black Star collection of twentieth century photoreportage.

Read an essay by Curator Mark Sealy

Download a timeline of world events covered in the exhibition

The exhibition explores what role such images play in helping us understand the case for human rights, and further addresses the legacy of how photographs have historically functioned in raising awareness of international conflict.

The exhibition spans a time frame from 1945 until the early 90s and examines the major political upheavals, conflict, war and struggles against racism and colonisation that became especially urgent following World War II. It seeks to present these events in a global context rather than as isolated incidents, moving away from didactic perspectives on history.


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This exhibition has been made possible with generous support from TD Bank Group.

Organised by the Ryerson Image Centre in Collaboration with Autograph, ABP.

Exhibition curated by Mark Sealy MBE, Autograph ABP with curatorial assistance from Valérie Matteau, Ryerson Image Centre.

With additional support from the Bertha Foundation, Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, a donor advised fund of The London Community Foundation, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, The Mead Family Foundation and the US Embassy London.

Established in 1988 with the mission of advocating the inclusion of historically marginalised photographic practices, Autograph ABP is a charity that works internationally in photography, cultural identity, race, representation and human rights.






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