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To Heal a World by Pascal Hufschmid


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Humanitarian images entered our lives over a century ago and are now a regular feature in the news. Such images often convey a sense of immediacy and certainty, setting a scene that allows for only one interpretation. We think we fully understand the event in question without considering what might lie just outside the frame. But the reality on the ground is always more complex that its representation, which is by nature incomplete.

The exhibition is a joint production by the Museum and the Rencontres d’Arles. The works presented are from the collections of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

 

TO HEAL A WORLD, in Geneva from 16 November to 24 April 2022, and at the Rencontres de la photographie d'Arles from 4 July to 25 September 2022.


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“How does humanitarian action concern us all, here and now? This question is at the heart of all our activities here at the MICR. In our new exhibition, To Heal a World. 160 Years of Photography from the Collections of the Red Cross, we focus on humanitarian images. These are the images of conflicts, natural disasters, and crises of all kinds that make headlines in our media. Indeed, every day, we come across such images in our newspapers or on the screens of our cell phones and televisions. These are often very impactful images. They take over and give the impression that they say everything.


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© Rosy Lobster Pictures. International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum


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To Heal a World by Pascal Hufschmid


Description

Humanitarian images entered our lives over a century ago and are now a regular feature in the news. Such images often convey a sense of immediacy and certainty, setting a scene that allows for only one interpretation. We think we fully understand the event in question without considering what might lie just outside the frame. But the reality on the ground is always more complex that its representation, which is by nature incomplete.

The exhibition is a joint production by the Museum and the Rencontres d’Arles. The works presented are from the collections of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

 

TO HEAL A WORLD, in Geneva from 16 November to 24 April 2022, and at the Rencontres de la photographie d'Arles from 4 July to 25 September 2022.


Transcription

“How does humanitarian action concern us all, here and now? This question is at the heart of all our activities here at the MICR. In our new exhibition, To Heal a World. 160 Years of Photography from the Collections of the Red Cross, we focus on humanitarian images. These are the images of conflicts, natural disasters, and crises of all kinds that make headlines in our media. Indeed, every day, we come across such images in our newspapers or on the screens of our cell phones and televisions. These are often very impactful images. They take over and give the impression that they say everything.


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© Rosy Lobster Pictures. International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum


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