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DIS\PLACE: Notions of Home in Latin American Photojournalism


  • IDB Cultural Center 1300 New York Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20577 United States (map)
Credit: From the series “Like the Sea, the Fog Covers Them” by Alejandro Kirchuk of Argentina

Credit: From the series “Like the Sea, the Fog Covers Them” by Alejandro Kirchuk of Argentina

DIS\PLACE is an invitation to reflect on notions of home through the lens of displacement. In this exhibition, we address photojournalism’s ability to present serious development challenges with a sense of intimacy, vulnerability, and empathy on topics such as migration, violence, and humanity’s impact on the environment as a direct consequence of displacement.  Our aim is to “displace” viewers and their senses as they look out toward the world as well as inward towards their own perceptions of place and home. 

This exhibition was created in partnership with World Press Photo and the Lightscape Foundation as part of the 2017 World Press Photo exhibition in Washington D.C. It features participants from their Latin American Masterclass. By combining photojournalism, which has a proven ability not only to document but to change the course of human events, with a space for dialogue and personal reflection, DIS\PLACE aims to inspire new perceptions surrounding serious development challenges, including social exclusion and inequality; low production and innovation; and limited economic integration.

 Free tickets for the opening reception on Nov 15 will be made available soon at: www.iadb.org/exhibitions

On Display: November 13 – January 31, 2018 (Public Opening Reception Nov 15 at 6pm) Monday-Friday 11am-6pm

Earlier Event: November 13
Momenta Workshop