Don’t miss this free exhibition curated by Ekow Eshun in partnership with the Fund for Global Human Rights
Ekow Eshun has curated this powerful and timely exhibition of social documentary photography in partnership with the Fund for Global Human Rights. It features the work of emerging international artists such as Alejandro Cartagena, Margaret Courtney-Clarke, Medina Dugger, Mahtab Hussain, Dhruv Malhotra, Sabelo Mlangeni, George Osodi and Kyle Weeks.
The exhibition is free and you can see it in the King’s Cross Tunnel, Monday – Sunday, 7am – 8pm. Photographs from the exhibition are also featured as part of the Outside Art Project and can be seen on 15 ‘art benches’ around King’s Cross.
“2020 has starkly exposed the consequences of inequality, racism and authoritarianism. Facing the crippling effects of COVID-19 and its devastating impact on marginalized communities, people are questioning the way our societies are set up, while movements like Black Lives Matter have highlighted how activism can challenge systemic human rights abuse. In this time of flux, the Fund for Global Human Rights wants to show that we can all make a difference and create positive social change.” James Logan, European Director of the Fund for Global Human Rights.
In working closely with individuals and local communities, the approach of the selected photographers mirrors the values and approach of the Fund. Instead of imposing its own solutions on partners, the Fund respects their expertise, invests in their ideas and asks them how best to address human rights problems facing their communities.
The accompanying online programme features live interviews, articles, and videos with leading artists, writers, activists, and campaigners, who will explore how to campaign for change.
About the Fund for Global Human Rights
For more than 18 years, the Fund for Global Human Rights (the Fund) has catalysed the work of courageous grassroots activists across the globe. Through equipping these bold local leaders with the funding, tools and contacts they need to create transformational change, the Fund has helped millions of people lead lives of dignity with access to basic resources and their fundamental rights.
About Ekow Eshun
Ekow Eshun is a writer, critic and curator. Eshun was the curator of Made You Look: dandyism and black masculinity at The Photographer’s Gallery and the editor of Africa Modern: creating the contemporary art of a continent. His most recent publication Africa State of Mind was published by Thames & Hudson in 2020, accompanied by a major touring exhibition. He is Chairman of the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Group, overseeing the most prestigious public art programme in the UK, and Creative Director of Calvert 22 Foundation, a leading arts space dedicated to the contemporary culture of Eastern Europe.