UK: The World Photography Organisation announced the series of SWAPA2023 photography Exhibitions on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, on the Women’s Peace Movement in the Republic of Congo by photojournalist Hugh Kinsella Cunningham of London, United Kingdom. World Photography Organisation shared the Update.
The British Company, known for conducting the annual Sony Photography competition called World Photography organisation, announced the SWAPA2023 photographic exhibition 2023 for World Photography Day, which is going to be held on August 26, 2023, on the theme Women’s Peace Movement occurred in the Republic of Congo organised by photojournalist Hugh Kinsella Cunningham of London, United Kingdom. The World Photography Organisation also shared some glimpses from the SWAPA 2023 demonstrating the work of women’s rights activists in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The World Photography Organisation described the Women’s Peace Movement, which was around 20 years before from a conflict that killed five million people and upended tenfold more lives. The Democratic Republic of Congo is once again sliding into chaos. The renewed conflict with the M23 rebels, massacres and regional militarisation caught the world’s attention this year, demonstrating that women’s vital contribution to peace remains invisible.
Despite escalating violence, some women are working to create a dialogue between armed actors and communities. They track human rights violations, warn of impending violence and plead with rebel leaders to stop attacks. In doing so, they take immense risks.
The World Photography Organisation shared that by Pairing the rare visuals of the frontlines with portraits and in-depth stories from women, this long-term project follows activists as they mobilise. While media crews come in briefly to shoot scenes of war and displacement, Photojournalist Hugh Kinsella Cunningham also shared about the theme of 2023 to understand it from its roots.
The photojournalist has spent many months in hard-to-access areas covering conflict and documenting the slow work of peace from a unique perspective of the Republic of Congo.
At last, the World Photography Organisation announced that there are only a few days left to discover winning series just like Hugh Kinsella Cunningham’s at the Sony World Photography Awards 2023 exhibition – book now: bit.ly/exhibition-2023
© Hugh Kinsella Cunningham, United Kingdom, Winner, Professional competition, Documentary Projects, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards, Said World Photography Organisation.