»Where Love Is Illegal«
Documenting and sharing LGBTI stories of discrimination and survival from around the world.
Opening: Friday, June 17, 2016, 19-21h (Facebook Event)
Exhibition: June 18 – July 16, 2016
Opening hours: Wed-Sat 12-18h, and by appointment
From the 17th of June until the 16th of July Jarvis Dooney will be presenting a series of portraits from Robin Hammond‘s ongoing project Where Love is Illegal: Documenting and sharing LGBTI stories of discrimination and survival from around the world. Robin recently presented a talk at a TEDx conference where he speaks about his initiative, which covers many aspects of his mission.
This is a unique exhibition for the gallery in that it will be entirely non-for-profit. All proceeds of any sales will go to Witness Change, the not-for-profit organisation established to amplify the voices of survivors of human rights abuses through personal story telling. The gallery doesn’t take a commission (we are providing the space and exposure for the exhibition) and any profits from the exhibition will be reinvested into the cause to help share these stories.
Robin Hammond will be present at the reception to answer any questions and talk about his initiative.
Robin Hammond is the recipient of the W.Eugene Smith Fund for Humanistic Photography, a World Press Photo prize, the Pictures of the Year International World Understanding Award and four Amnesty International awards for Human Rights journalism.
He has dedicated his career to documenting human rights and development issues around the world through long-term photographic projects.
Born in New Zealand, Robin has lived in Japan, the United Kingdom, South Africa and France.
(Limited Edition) Publications by Robin Hammond are available at Editions Bessard!