A View of the World—Powerful images from Gauri Gill’s Balika Mela series on view
Images from photographer Gauri Gil’s Balika Mela series are now on view on the windows of the ICP Museum at 250 Bowery—all part of a partnership between the International Center of Photography and HeForShe, a solidarity movement by UN Women.
Launched in advance of International Women's Day and HeForShe Arts Week (which begins on March 8), the special installation underscores ICP’s commitment to concerned photography—images created as means of action and social change—and offers a visually potent platform for this important conversation about gender equality in today’s world.
About Gauri Gill
Gauri Gill (b. 1970) earned a BFA in applied art from the College of Art, New Delhi, BFA in photography from Parsons School of Design in NYC, and MFA in art from Stanford University in California. She has exhibited within India and internationally, including the the Kochi Biennale; Freer and Sackler Galleries of Art at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Wiener Library, London; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell University and National Gallery of Art, Warsaw. Her work is in the collections of prominent North American and Indian institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Freer and Sackler Galleries of Art at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt; and Fotomuseum, Winterthur. In 2011 Gill was awarded the Grange Prize, Canada’s foremost award for photography.
About UN Women/HeForShe
Created by UN Women, HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality provides a systematic approach and targeted platform on which men and boys can engage and become change agents towards the achievement of gender equality. HeForShe invites men and boys to build on the work of the women’s movement as equal partners, crafting and implementing a shared vision of gender equality that will benefit all of humanity.
The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Founded by Cornell Capa in 1974 to preserve the legacy of “concerned photography”—images created as a means of action and social change—ICP’s mission endures even as the medium and practices of imagemaking have changed. Through its exhibitions, school, public programs, and community outreach, ICP offers an open forum for dialogue about the role that photographs, videos, and new media play in our society. To date, ICP has presented more than 700 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes, providing instruction at every level. ICP brings together photographers, artists, students, and scholars to create and interpret the world of the image, exploring photography and visual culture as mediums of empowerment and as catalysts for wide-reaching social change.
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