Exhibiting photographer Robin Hammond will share stories of discrimination and survival from his long-term project "Where Love Is Illegal".
Feb 7, 2019 | 7pm
Exhibiting photographer Robin Hammond will share stories of discrimination and survival from his long-term project Where Love Is Illegal, which documents members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community who have faced persecution and punishment in countries all around the world.
72 nations around the world have criminal laws against sexual activity by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex people. The brutality of punishments in these countries include imprisonment, torture and, in some instances, death. Hammond travelled to over a dozen countries to document and collaborate with individuals facing relentless discrimination.
This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Where Love Is Illegal. On view Feb 2-Mar 24th.
ADDRESS: BDC's St. Mary's Annex, 364 E 151st St, Bronx NY
ROBIN HAMMOND is the recipient of the W.Eugene Smith Fund for Humanistic Photography, a World Press Photo prize, the Pictures of the Year International World Understanding Award and four Amnesty International awards for Human Rights journalism. He is also a foreign policy 2015 global thinker for championing forbidden lives of LGBT around the world. Hammond has dedicated his career to documenting human rights and development issues around the world through long-term photographic projects.