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There is Hope
Date: 15 November -
1 December 2017
Organization: UNOG
Location: Salle des pas perdus
Category: Exhibition
patron: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Geneva Liaison Office

This exhibition takes place at the Palais des Nations, Salle des pas perdus; Entry: Pregny Gate; Access: Door 14.

All attendees who do not hold a UN ground badge are kindly requested to registered here.

About the event

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Geneva Liaison Office, in association with UNITAR and the Permanent Missions of Colombia and Switzerland, presents the creative photo exhibition “There is Hope”, show casing stories of children who have overcome various difficult situations and circumstances. The event is also part of a wider day of UNICEF-led events also serves to commemorate the Universal Children’s Day on 20 November, and reminds visitors of the importance of the rights of children and youth. The activity is also part of a wider day of events at the Palais on 20 November in celebration of Universal Children’s Day.

The exhibition tells the experiences of four children and four adults from El Salvador, Greece, Namibia, Sierra Leone and Syria. While from diverse nations, they all share common experiences that affected them as children, including facing brutality, catastrophe, movements or rejection. The award-winning photographer Jonathan Torgivnik documented the testimonies, which will be shown in an interactive, moving manner through the exhibition's panels and displays.

About the artist

Jonathan Torgovnik is a prize-winning photographer who is recognised for his personal documentary projects, many of which highlight under-reported social issues. His awards and honors include the UK National Portrait Gallery Photographic Portrait Prize, the Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project Fellowship Grant and the Getty Grant for Editorial Photography (twice). Torgovnik has also received awards from World Press Photo Foundation, Picture Of The Year International, American Photography Awards, Communication Arts, and Photo District News.

Torgovnik is also the author of two books--Bollywood Dreams: An Exploration of the Motion Picture Industry, and its Culture in India (2003); and Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape (2009). His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in museums, galleries, and institutions around the world and are in the permanent collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Bibliotheque National De France in Paris, and the Library of congress, Washington, DC, among others. Torgovnik’s photographs from various projects and assignments have also been published by many international magazines and publications.

To read more about Jonathan Torgovnik, please see: https://www.torgovnik.com/

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