Imagine: Reflections on Peace Exhibition at USIP in Washington D.C.


From: June 2, 2022 @ 10:00
To: August 1, 2022 @ 16:00 EDT

Venue info

United States Institute of Peace
Address: 2302 Constitution Ave NW
City: Washington DC
Zip: 20037
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On June 2, 2022, the U.S. Institute of Peace together with The VII Foundation will open “Imagine: Reflections on Peace,” a multimedia exhibit that explores the themes and challenges of peacebuilding through an immersive look at societies that suffered — and survived — violent conflict. Using historical photos, texts, video profiles and interactive opportunities, the Imagine exhibit brings visitors face-to-face with the realities of violent conflict and asks the question: “Why is it so difficult to make a good peace when it is so easy to imagine?”

Conceived and designed by the VII Foundation, this in-person experience will be located at USIP’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. This exhibit also gives visitors a chance to engage with the Institute’s on-the-ground peacebuilding work — as well as learn about practical actions they themselves can take to make the world more peaceful.
The exhibit will run from June 2 through August 1 and will be open to the public on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:00am – 4:00pm. Admission is free, ticket times must be reserved in advance. Reserve your tickets here.

Eric Bouvet

, Paris
Eric Bouvet (born 1961) began his photographic career in 1981 after studying art and graphic industries in Paris. His interest in photography was sparked when, at the age of 8, he watched the first live television images of the Apollo 11 mission landing on the moon. It was then that he realized the importance of news and historic moments, not to mention capturing them on film. Bouvet worked as a staff photographer at the French photo agency Gamma during the 1980s and launched his freelance career in 1990.

Espen Rasmussen

, Oslo
Espen Rasmussen lives close to Oslo, Norway. He focuses especially on humanitarian issues and works as a photo editor at Norway’s largest news magazine, VG Helg. He has won numerous awards for his work, including three prizes from the World Press Photo, first place in Sony World Photography Awards, several in the Picture of the Year international, and 45 awards in the Norwegian Picture of the Year.
John Stanmeyer

John Stanmeyer

, Massachusetts
John Stanmeyer is a National Geographic Explorer, photographer, and artist. An Emmy nominated filmmaker and educator dedicated to environmental, social, and cultural issues that define our times

Gary Knight

, Massachusetts

Gary is an award-winning photographer and a co-founder and director of the VII Photo Agency. He is also the co-director of the VII Foundation and director and founder of the VII Academy.

Nichole Sobecki

, Nairobi

Nichole Sobecki is an American photographer and filmmaker based in Nairobi, Kenya. After graduating from Tufts University, Nichole spent the early years of her career in Turkey, Lebanon, and Syria, focusing on regional issues related to identity, conflict, and human rights. From 2012-2015, she led Agence France-Presse’s East Africa video bureau and was a 2014 Rory Peck Awards News Finalist for her coverage of the Westgate mall attacks in Kenya. Nichole’s work has been recognized by Pictures of the Year, the One World Media Awards, the Alexandra Boulat Award for Photojournalism, The Magenta Foundation, and The Jacob Burns Film Center, among others, and her work has been exhibited internationally.

Maciek Nabrdalik

, Warsaw
Maciek Nabrdalik is a Warsaw-based documentary photographer and a member of the VII Agency. His primary focus is on sociological changes in Eastern Europe. Maciek’s awards include honors from World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, NPPA The Best of Photojournalism, and multiple awards in his native Poland.

Ron Haviv

, New York

Ron Haviv is an Emmy nominated and award-winning photojournalist and co-founder of the VII Agency, dedicated to documenting conflict and raising awareness about human rights issues around the globe. His first photography book, Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal, was called “One of the best non-fiction books of the year,” by The Los Angeles Times and “A chilling but vastly important record of a people’s suffering,” by Newsweek.

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