Nick Danziger: Revisited

December 7, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events | 0 Comments |
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A new exhibition from photographer Nick Danziger documenting the lives of people living in some of the world’s poorest countries is taking place at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London. In 2000, the United Nations’ eight Millennium Development Goals were agreed, aiming to eliminate poverty, to achieve universal primary education, to reduce child mortality and to improve maternal health, by 2015. In ‘Revisited’ Nick presents photographs from these countries – Armenia, Bolivia, Cambodia, Honduras, India, Niger, northern Uganda, and Zambia - which tell stories about real lives, through which he examines whether these goals are succeeding or are simply unfeasible targets with impossible aims. Free to enter, ‘Revisted’ is on show at the Pavilion of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, until 11 January 2012 (closed 24 December – 2 January).

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Nick Danziger photo exhibition running at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

A new exhibition from photographer Nick Danziger documenting the lives of people living in some of the world’s poorest countries is taking place at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London.

In 2000, the United Nations’ eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were agreed, aiming to eliminate poverty, to achieve universal primary education, to reduce child mortality and to improve maternal health, by 2015. In ‘Revisited’ Nick presents photographs from these countries – Armenia, Bolivia, Cambodia, Honduras, India, Niger, northern Uganda, and Zambia - which tell stories about real lives, through which he examines whether these goals are succeeding or are simply unfeasible targets with impossible aims.

After visiting these countries initially in 2005 for World Vision, Nick retraced his steps - with support from the Society’s Neville Shulman Challenge Award – in 2010 to find out what had happened to the women and children he met five years previously: would the goal to combat hiv/aids, malaria and other diseases help Selvi in India receive free medication to alleviate her suffering? Would maternal health have improved in Niger so that Aisha would not have died in childbirth? In northern Uganda where universal primary education was being touted as a fait accompli, would they have reduced class sizes down from over 120 children to a classroom?

Several of the people Nick photographed have died; help didn’t arrive for them in time. One, living on the margins of life, has become the biggest entrepreneur her town has ever known, and there are many other stories of people battling to overcome the odds to provide a better life for their children.

Free to enter, ‘Revisted’ is on show at the Pavilion of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, until 11 January 2012 (closed 24 December – 2 January).


Image captions (left to right): Irene, 17: Zambia 2005 and Chimunya 20, Irene’s Sister: Zambia 2010 © Nick Danziger/nbpictures



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