Thu, Feb 03|
The Healing Power of Self-Expression: Photography by Female Refugee Artists
Time & Location
Feb 03, 2022, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
About the Event
Around the world, over 82 million people have been forced to flee their homes by conflict, persecution, natural disasters, and other extreme events. How can the international community help them to rebuild their lives and start to heal from the traumas of displacement? For One Journey and the Art 4 Humanity Foundation (A4HF), creativity is a crucial piece of this puzzle. In 2020, A4HF started to fund the Photography School, teaching photography to women and girls living in a refugee camp in Diavata, Greece. The program has helped female refugee artists to reclaim their voices, using photography to both express their past experiences and share their hopes for the future. Their work has received major critical acclaim, winning the 2021 Global Peace Photo Award. On February 3, Perry World House, One Journey, Penn Cinema and Media Studies, Art for Humanity, and TD Bank will host a virtual exhibition displaying photos from the award-winning refugee artists. A panel discussion, which will explore how producing art can help refugees to process their trauma and make their voices heard on the world stage, will follow the virtual exhibition.