Through the people’s lens exhibition & panel discussion

Through the people’s lens exhibition

Monday 16 – Friday 27 February. Admission free. All welcome. 

This exhibition hosted at the Royal Geographical Society and in partnership with PhotoVoice showcases photographs and narratives by community memebers in China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nepal, Peru and Tunisia who were supported by PhotoVoice through photography workshops to share their views on what’s working and why in development. Areas explored by local community members include education, maternal health, political voice, urban poverty, women’s empowerment, water management and renewable energy.

The exhibition will feature photographs from the participants, digital stories and a documentary on development progress in the six countries.

Panel discussion event

Thursday 26 February. Keynote begins at 7.

ODI invites you to join an evening of lively discussion on shifting narratives and images of development progress. With unprecedented access to technology, those at the grassroots can now tell their own stories direct to a world stage. How does this challenge perceptions of development? And what does this mean for the traditional story-tellers – journalists, photographers, film-makers and charities?

As part of this event we will have an hour-long panel debate with a keynote speaker and four experts from different fields, with complimentary drinks, a world food buffet and the opportunity to explore the exhibition. So far we have confirmed; Al Jazeera journalist Juliana Rufhus, photo journalist Nick Danziger and Marieme Jamme, an independent entrepreneur and Forbes top 20 African women to watch.

To register for the evening event and for more information follow this link http://www.developmentprogress.org/peopleslens

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