PORTRAITS: South x Southeast Photo Gallery Molena, Georgia November 11th, 2017

Shadow Warrior
© Sandra Chen Weinstein

 Inside Out #1
© David Reinfeld
 Scratch 22
© Craig Becker

 Women of an UNcertain Age
© Joan Lobis Brown

 Watching Me / NY16
© Sheri Lynn Behr
First American
© Brooklyn McTavish

 Portrait of My Mother
© Seth David Rubin

© William King

 Blue Window Seat
© Victory Tischler-Blue

View the entire
Gallery Exhibition Here

You all know one of the south's great new photography magazine's, SXSE PhotoMagazine, edited by founder, Nancy McCrary. Well, now Ms. McCrary has expanded SXSE into a fantastic destination,  South x Southeast Photography Gallery just outside of Atlanta. Not only is the Gallery interesting for the juried photography exhibitions,  but it has become an educational oasis of excellent photography-related workshops! Check them out here.

Opening November 11th, PORTRAITS by Elizabeth Avedon (moi). Included in this Gallery exhibition: Seth David Rubin, Jo Lynn Still, Jerry Siegel, Marilyn Suriani, Sara Jane Boyers, Bill Yates, Susan May Tell, Leslie Granda-Hill, Caren Winnall, db Waltrip, Ashli Brooke Wallace, Malgorzata Florkowska, Marianne Smith Dalton, Jennifer McClure, David Reinfeld, Rocio deAlba,  Sandra Chen Weinstein, Peter Essick, Victory Tischler-Blue, Yvette Meltzer, Anne Berry, Jung S. Kim, EE McCollum, Brooklyn McTavish, Nina Weinberg Doran, Angel Gurria, Troy Colby, Sheri Behr, Craig Becker, Mike Nalley, Leslie Jean-Bart, Christer Berg, Michael Jantzen, Russ Rowland, Paul Kessel, Joan Lobis Brown, William, King, Michael Morris, Aubrey Guthrie, John Felix Martin, Nick Dantona, Lucie Canfield. View the entire Gallery Here

Additional to the fine photographs hanging in the Gallery is an Online-Showcase-Gallery. All photographs are for sale with prices listed on-line. To be posted shortly

Additional to the exhibitions, I'll be giving Portfolio Reviews all day Friday, November 10th, 10-4PM. Two spots are open. Sign up here: PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Saturday, November 11th, 9-4pm, I'll be giving a Self-Publishing Your Photography Book Workshop. Two spots are still open. Sign up here: BOOK WORKSHOP

Curated by Elizabeth Avedon
Opens November 11, 2017, 5-7PM
South x Southeast Photo Gallery
6 Springs Road
Molena, Georgia

Check out all the other fantastic Workshops coming up! 

Gallery Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and by appointment


THE TRAFFICKING OF WOMEN IN NEPAL: Exhibition by Lizzie Sadin, Laureate of the 2017 8th Carmignac Photojournalism Award

 Photograph by Lizzie Sadin

Photograph by Lizzie Sadin

Photograph by Lizzie Sadin

 Photograph by Lizzie Sadin

Lizzie Sadin won the 8th Carmignac Photojournalism Award devoted to "Modern Day Slavery Among Women.” I was extremely honored to be on the jury.

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Following a July 2016 call for applications by the Fondation Carmignac, the jury, presided over by Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Founder of Trust Women, chose to give a voice to Nepalese women by selecting Lizzie Sadin’s project. After four months of reporting in the field between February and May 2017, the photojournalist has brought back a deeply moving testimony on gender-based human trafficking and how rooted it is in Nepalese society. An exhibition of this work opened October 20, 2017 at the Hôtel de l’Industrie, 4 place Saint-Germain-des-Près -75006 Paris, with an accompanying monograph.

After a devastating earthquake that killed 9,000 people and displaced 650,000 others in 2015, the daily life of many Nepalese was shattered. Unemployment and the extremely precarious living conditions have given rise to more and more traffickers every day.

To Lizzie Sadin, this trafficking, based on the sale and forced prostitution of women and girls by “friends” or even family members, is carried out not just for economic reasons, but also for cultural reasons. It affects a woman’s fundamental rights: the right to get a proper education, the right to control her own destiny, the right to live without fear of acts of physical or psychological violence inflicted by her own husband, the right not to be sold …An entire belief system that needs reversing: one that, in Nepal, defines women as being inferior to men.

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that there are more than 2.5 million victims of modern day slavery, and women make up the majority of this number. According to Amnesty International, women represent 80% of the victims of human trafficking, of whom nearly 50% are minors. The types of exploitation are numerous: sexual, forced labour, domestic slavery…

Women are all the more vulnerable in situations where they have little protection. The countries of South and South-East Asia as well as those of Central Europe and the ex-USSR are the principal purveyors of these modernday slaves. Although abduction is the most common route into slavery, women are also sold by their own families or entrapped into joining the networks of traffickers.

Armed conflicts exacerbate discriminatory and violent behaviour towards women. In Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey, numerous camps of Syrian refugees have emerged. These refugees provide easy prey for networks on the lookout for ‘merchandise’. In Nigeria, in the Darfur region of western Sudan and in the Democratic Republic of Congo,  women and girls are subject to abductions carried out to provide their kidnappers with sexual or domestic slaves.

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Many thanks to Edouard Carmignac, President of The Fondation Carmignac; as well as to Emeric Glayse, Director of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award at Fondation Carmignac. The jury, chaired by Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Founder of Trust Women, comprised of Elizabeth Avedon, independent curator specialized in photography • Francesca Fabiani, Photography Special Projects, Department for Contemporary Art and Architecture, Ministry of Culture, Italy • Thierry Grillet, Chief Curator of Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) • Olivier Laurent, Editor-in-chief of Time Lightbox (now at the Washington Post) • Elisabeth Quin, journalist, writer and Arte TV Presenter (28 Minutes) • Narciso Contreras, laureate of the 7th edition of the Carmignac Award'

The Trafficking of Women in Nepal
Laureate of the 8th Carmignac Photojournalism Award
October 20, 2017 to  November 12, 2017
Hôtel de l’Industrie, Paris
with an accompanying Monograph
Text courtesy of The Fondation Carmignac