Photo exhibit on HRDs hits Stockholm – Speak Truth to Power

November 1, 2012

A exhibition at a Stockholm museum features portraits of human rights activists from around the world. The “Speak Truth To Power” exhibition, which recently opened at the Fotografiska Museum in Stockholm, features portraits by the late Pulitzer Prize-winning American photographer Eddie Adams.  “When you see the photo exhibition you suddenly understand that human rights are not abstract,” Gabor Gombos of the UN Disability Rights Committee tells The Local. “It is very concrete in terms of activities and in terms of human rights defenders,” he adds. Gombos is one of several activists featured in the exhibit, which will remain at the museum until late November.

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The exhibition, which also features portraits of more well-known activists such as the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu, advocates for “courage without borders” in an effort to raise awareness about the power of human rights.
“‘Speak Truth To Power’ combines the power of arts and education to bring attention to continuing human rights abuses and to demonstrate the capacity of an individual to create change.” The exhibition is based on a book by Kerry Kennedy, daughter of late US attorney general Robert Kennedy, called “Speak Truth to Power” which contains a set of interviews with human rights activists from around the globe.

Sanne Schim van der Loeff

Human rights photo exhibit hits Stockholm – The Local.

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