TOM STODDART PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION
78 of Tom Stoddart’s seminal black and white images will be on display for seven weeks at More London’s stunning South Bank site throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games. This free exhibition is facilitated with the help of the ICRC for whom Stoddart shot images to highlight its Health Care in Danger Campaign.
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Perspectives, an exhibition of images by award-winning photographer Tom Stoddart (www.tomstoddart.com), will be held at one of London’s prime South Bank sites from 25 July – 11 September, throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Seventy-eight of Stoddart’s signature black and white pictures will form a free, open-air display at More London Riverside, between City Hall and HMS Belfast.
During his distinguished career Stoddart has travelled to more than 50 countries and documented such historic events as the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Siege of Sarajevo and the election of Nelson Mandela as South Africa’s first black president.
His acclaimed in-depth work on the HIV/AIDS pandemic blighting sub-Saharan Africa won the POY World Understanding Award in 2003. In the same year his pictures of British Royal Marines in combat, during hostilities in Iraq, was awarded the Larry Burrows Award for Exceptional War Photography. A year later his book iWITNESS was honoured as the best photography book published in the USA.
“The world’s nations will soon be joined together by a wonderful sporting festival whose motto is ‘swifter, higher, stronger’. I hope that people visiting the exhibition will leave with a greater determination to understand and help those with little access to clean water, food and medicines who, through no fault of their own, cannot run more swiftly, jump higher or be stronger”.
Perspectives is supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross, which has worked with Stoddart to illustrate the repercussions the lack of safe access to health has on populations caught in armed conflicts or other emergencies.
Too often safe access falls victim to the targetting of health workers, shelling of hospitals, blocking access for life-saving ambulances and general insecurity that means health care simply ceases to function for those who need it most.
Sean Maguire, spokesman for the ICRC said,
“The inability of the wounded and sick to receive effective health care is one of the biggest humanitarian challenges in the world right now.
It affects millions and the ICRC has thus made it a priority to improve the safe access to health care for wounded and sick caught by armed violence around the globe.
Many of Tom Stoddart’s pictures powerfully illustrate the impact such events are having on people around the world, everyday.”
Project Director – Glyn Strong
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2012-06-10 20:38:43 UTC