The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
and New Zealand Red Cross present two photo exhibitions
OUR WORLD AT WAR
Wars of Dignity in the Pacific
11 - 19 November, 2010
The Fale Pasifika, University of Auckland
20 Wynyard St, Auckland
Mon – Fri: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Sat 13 November: 4pm – 10pm
Five award-winning war photographers examine up-close the suffering and dignity of people affected by war in Our World At War.
Our World At War was created to mark the 60th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions and comes to New Zealand after being shown in more than 40 countries. The images reveal individual stories of loss, the suffering and strength of women struggling to recover from sexual violence, families coping with displacement and people victimised by gang warfare. They also highlight the inspiring attempts that continue to be made by ordinary men and women to limit human suffering.
For the first time, the Our World At War exhibition is accompanied by a second exhibition, Wars of Dignity in the Pacific, in which 22 images of warfare in the Pacific show how over centuries, behaviour and rituals developed to protect women, children and prisoners. Wars of Dignity in the Pacific, compiled by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), was inspired by the book, Under the Protection of the Palm: Wars of Dignity in the Pacific, which researched traditional warfare in the Pacific.
Read more about the exhibition on the NZ Red Cross web site.
Preview of some of the photographs on the NZ Red Cross Facebook page.