Wartime persecution and displacement leaves behind scars which are examined in the work of photojournalists and documentary photographers who have witnessed, exposed and testified to such ordeals. Forced displacement goes hand in hand with war and conflict, forcing people to flee from threats to their safety and security. Photographers have not only recorded their physical displacement. They have also conveyed through their stories and photographs the extent of the widespread and often permanent emotional and psychological trauma that these experiences leave behind.
Most recently, we have witnessed one of the largest exodus of people forced to leave their homes in Ukraine. The reverberations of this large-scale displacement can be felt globally, with millions of people's lives in limbo far from their homes in addition to the collective suffering of severe trauma and loss.
We have invited a group of distinguished photographers who, through their courage and skill, have been able to offer us a close documentation of this reality. Their accounts and photographs have contributed to an important body of documentation, as well as to a vital historical record and foundation for accountability. We are incredibly honoured to introduce you to our guest photographers, who will share their personal experiences in producing visual accounts surrounding conflict, displacement and trauma.
This event is co-organised with Photojournalism Hub and hosted at Frontline Club in Paddington.