Human Rights Watch has been using photography for many years to increase the power of their message and increase the impact of the work of their researchers in the field. Anna organised three fundraising exhibitions with HRW in London and Sydney.
IMPACT exhibition, Christie’s, London 2015
The IMPACT exhibition highlighted the work of Marcus Bleasdale over the past 15 years with HRW. IMPACT focuses on the collaboration between photography and advocacy and celebrates some of the extraordinary results achieved. In 2014, Marcus was awarded the Robert Capa award for bravery for his work in Central Africa Republic for HRW and National Geographic.
Voices of Justice dinner – Carriageworks, Sydney 2015
Each year HRW hosts a series of Voices for Justice Annual Dinners in cities worldwide to honour courageous individuals who protect and defend human rights across the globe. Marcus Bleasdale’s IMPACT work was also exhibited at the dinner honoring Father Bernard Kinvi, a Catholic priest who saved the lives of hundreds of Muslim civilians targeted during sectarian violence in the Central African Republic.
Voices of Justice dinner – Carriageworks, Sydney 2016
The exhibition for the Voices of Justice dinner included the works of 5 award-winning documentary photographers and photojournalists – Patrick Brown, Poulomi Basu, Robin Hammond, Guillaume Bonn and Maciek Nabrdalik. Nicholas Opiyo, a leading human rights lawyer and founder of the human rights organization Chapter Four Uganda, who has worked tirelessly to defend civil liberties in Uganda was honored.
The prints from the Sydney 2016 exhibition are available for sale online here.