“Without courage,” the great Maya Angelou once wrote, “We cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”
We like to think of ourselves as courageous individuals, certainly. With little difficulty, we can imagine a dozen examples of behaviors that define courage, from soldiers in combat risking their lives to save fallen comrades, to a young LGBT student discussing his sexual orientation with his parents for the first time, to a small child bravely confronting a bully at school. But far too often, as a people, we tend not to act with courage, to take a risk. Too many times, we fall into step with the herd, or simply look the other way, or sit quietly when we should stand up and act.
PROOF exhibits Unearthed: Stories of Courage in the Face of Sexual Violence, a three-year-long project that documents stories of sexual violence in India. Read More
Created as part of a summer human rights photojournalism program, Picture Justice is organized by UNIS Global Politics teacher Abby MacPhail, in collaboration with Proof: Media for Social Justice.
Throughout August 2015, Picture Justice students spent two intensive weeks investigating the U.S. criminal justice system. Using New York City as their classroom, they met with representatives from local human rights organizations working on policy reform and providing services to the formerly incarcerated. Participants also trained with professional photographers from Proof, and met with 17 formerly incarcerated people to hear their stories and take their portraits. Read More
Charles Sturt University (CSU) lecturer Willhemina Wahlin is using her skills as a graphic designer to give a voice to minority groups and facilitate international cultural change. Read More
World Press Photo and PROOF invite professional photographers worldwide to apply for their ‘Making an Impact with Visual Storytelling’ course. The workshop, which takes place in New York from 18-20 June, will focus on photography as an advocacy tool, and on how to make compelling visual stories, while successfully maintaining a balance between the aims of advocacy and journalistic ethics. Read More
"My Body: A War Zone," opens up this month at the University of Magdalena. Read More
In 1994, Rwanburindi Enoch and
his wife were a relatively prosperous Hutu couple, living a quiet and
fulfilling life in their village in Rwanda. Photo: Rwandan rescuer Enoch Rwandbruindi and his wife. Photo: Riccardo Gangale. Read More
South Africa to Build Genocide Museum
South Africa is constructing a
museum that will have details of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
The museum will also host the Jewish Holocaust (1939 to 1945). Reports
from South Africa indicate that the museum is scheduled to open sometime
next year during the 20th commemoration of the Genocide against the
Rwandan rescuer, Enoch Rwandbruindi, featured in PROOF's exhibition, "Picturing Moral Courage: The Rescuers". Photo: Riccardo Gangale. Read More