PixelPress curates and circulates several high-quality photographic exhibitions on themes concerning human rights. One exhibition is created by children, another by adult non-professionals, while yet another is the work of one of the world’s most celebrated professionals. The exhibitions have appeared on almost every continent, in venues ranging from health centers to human rights festivals to major museums. All of the exhibitions are available for rental, and often the photographer or curator is available for conferences. Please contact Alicia Kuri for more information at office@pixelpress.org or call 212.929.2160.

Chasing the Dream: Youth Faces of the Millennium Development Goals
Profiling in photographs and text the lives of eight young people living in eight countries, this exhibition provides insight into the realities they face as they chase their dreams for a better future. Chasing the Dream is a United Nations interagency initiative that explores how each of the eight Millennium Development Goals, commonly accepted by all 189 UN members as the framework for measuring progress towards a better world by the year 2015, can be accomplished to allow these highly motivated young people not only to survive, but eventually to flourish. The exhibition also includes spectacular photographs and writings by young people from around world, showing us and our leaders a bit more about what it’s like to be a young person in the world today. Chasing the Dream inaugurated at the UN headquarters in New York on August 12, 2005 and will begin a world tour in 2006. Please visit its companion website, www.chasingdream.org, for more information.

The End of Polio, photographs by Sebastião Salgado

Featuring the photographs of Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, this exhibition documents the lives of people with polio in five countries and focuses on the enormous global effort to eradicate the disease. Sponsored by UNICEF, WHO, Rotary International and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the exhibition has been used to fundraise to end polio and as a morale booster for health workers in several countries. It has a companion book, The End of Polio, published in four languages, and a website, www.endofpolio.org.

Through the Eyes of Children: The Rwanda Project
Consisting of extraordinary photographs made from disposable cameras by Rwandan children who have been orphaned by the genocide, these vibrant ink-jet prints show a vision that is both curious and optimistic. The exhibition was in the United Nations lobby for that organization’s tenth-anniversary commemoration of the genocide, and it has been seen in Africa, Europe and throughout the United States as well as touring with the feature film Hotel Rwanda. www.rwandaproject.org

Photographs by Iraqi Civilians, 2004
In 2004 the Daylight Foundation gave disposable cameras to non-professional photographers in Iraq with the goal of having them send a message to the people of the United States as to what is going on in their country. A man who lives in a garbage dump, a dentist and a young college student are among those who made the pictures. Featured on CNN’s Aaron Brown program and televised in several other countries, the photographs show a very different Iraq from the one accessible to professional photojournalists and can be viewed here.

Without Sanctuary: Photographs of Lynching in the United States
Organized by James Allen, author of the volume of the same name, this ink-jet exhibition reproduces some of the most unsettling images that speak to a history of violence against African-Americans. The prints are scanned from the original vintage postcards. Without Sanctuary has appeared in Marseilles for an international human rights festival, and in Sweden at a conference concentrating on documentary issues. All of the photographs from Without Sanctuary, book or exhibition, are available for licensing for books, films, and other usages through PixelPress.

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