29 March, 2017 - 6 June, 2017
Curated by Bertelsmann Stiftung,
Philanthropy House is pleased to announce that Bertelsmann Stiftung’s project, Challenging Chances – Escape in Pictures, will be displayed in the the PH Galleria from the 29th of March until the 6th of June. The exhibition promises to be an eye-opening display of over twenty photo stories from people who have sought refuge in Germany.
The subject of refugees is ongoing and no longer an abstract phenomenon. Integrating refugees through education, work and communities are matters that host countries must confront. Out of desire to keep this subject high on the agenda, Bertelsmann Stiftung’s photo project aims to shine a light on the situation of people seeking refuge and contribute to the overcoming of cultural bias.
Bertelsmann Stiftung, in collaboration with photo agency laif from Cologne, employed photographers to accompany refugees in their search for a better life. Throughout this journey – right from the start of escape, until arrival – both harrowing and tender photographs were captured and now will be displayed at the exhibition. Attendance is free and the public are welcome to visit between the hours of 9.00am – 5.00pm.
About Bertelsmann Stiftung
The Bertelsmann Stiftung was founded in 1977 by Reinhard Mohn, predicated on the belief that financial wealth entails social responsibility.
“Inspiring people. Shaping the future. Participating in a globalized world.” That phrase sums up the work carried out by the Bertelsmann Stiftung. As they see it, if everyone is to participate then everyone must have the ability to get involved and society must offer all of its citizens the chance to succeed.
The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s programs are designed to strengthen society and help individuals reach their full potential by developing the resources needed to achieve those goals.
Their work focuses on people, since individuals must be in a position to participate – politically, economically and culturally – as the world grows more complex. The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s programs provide access to the necessary knowledge and expertise while developing solutions that can help ensure this is the case.