2008 TEMPORARY EXHIBITS: The Thousand Words of Photojournalism

NOV 22.08 - JAN 14.09

In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights [also explained in this online exhibit] the Canadian Commission to UNESCO and the Canadian Newspaper Association presents a series of poignant and graphic journalistic photographs from Canadian sources, to honour “the work of photojournalists, the risks they take and the sacrifices they make in documenting reality." Works by Lethbridge photojournalist David Rossiter are included in this travelling exhibit, complemented by 5 local photos from Rossiter, Ian Martens, Rick Irvin and Trevor Page.

Supported by Lethbridge City Council

exhibit located on the main floor, 1910 Galt Hospital wing of the Museum

OPENING RECEPTION FRI NOV 21.08 | 7:00 pm [by invitation]

Adult admission $5.00

Puss and Boots

A fellow soldier snapped this image of Pte. Jay Fenner sleeping alongside his gun and a kitten he had rescued in Afghanistan.

Cpl. Mike Johnston / Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa | Fall of 2006.
Panjwaii district in Afghanistan

Un repos bien mérité

Un soldat a croqué ce portrait du soldat Jay Fenner endormi près de son fusil et d'un chaton qu'il a sauvé en Afghanistan.

le caporal Mike Johnston / Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa | automne 2006
district de Panjwaii, en Afghanistan


Ain't Life Grand

Kira Davoren, left, and Katie Small are the picture of pure joy as they skip, umbrellas in hand, back to their child-care centre after a morning of kindergarten classes at Fleetwood Bawden Elementary School.

David Rossiter / Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge | May 2, 2006
Lethbridge, AB
Nikon D2H, 70-200mm lens at 180mm
200 ISO, 1/1000 sec. at f/5.6

La vie est belle

Kira Davoren, à gauche, et Katie Small rayonnent de joie et sautillent, parapluie à la main, jusqu'à leur garderie après un avant-midi à la maternelle de l'école primaire Fleetwood Bawden.

David Rossiter / Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge | le 2 mai 2006
Lethbridge, en Alberta
200 ISO, 1/1000 sec., f/5.6

Future Firemen

Three-year-old twins Jozef and Laszlo Babits sit underneath firefighter turnouts at Fire Station No. 2 in West Lethbridge, while taking a break from activities at an open house given by members of the Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Medical Services for EMS Awareness Week.

David Rossiter / Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge | April 20, 2006
Fire Station No. 2 in West Lethbridge, AB
Nikon D2H, 12-24mm lens at 18mm, 200 ISO, 1/50 sec. at f/5.6

La relève chez les pompiers

Jozef et Laszlo Babits, des jumeaux âgés de trois ans, sont assis sous des habits de pompier à la caserne de pompiers no 2 entre deux activités, lors de la journée portes ouvertes organisée par les membres des services d'incendie et médicaux d'urgence de Lethbridge dans le cadre de la semaine de sensibilisation aux SMU.

David Rossiter / Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge | le 20 avril 2006
caserne de pompiers no 2 à West Lethbridge, en Alberta
Nikon D2H, lentille 12-24mm, 18mm, 200 ISO, 1/50 sec., f/5.6

  Boy Soldier

Boy soldier prisoner of war in a concentration camp at Lassu in Southern Sudan. The Sudanese Peoples' Liberation Army utilized children from 5 to 18 years of age as camp workers and soldiers. Many of these boys were orphaned by the civil war that started in 1983. They turned to the army because they had no other place to go or they were forcibly recruited. Organizations such as SOS Children's Villages and Samaritan's Purse work to trace the families of liberated child soldiers and provide education, counseling and security.

Trevor Page/Lethbridge Herald
Lassu, Sudan | August 10, 2002
Nikon FM2, 80-200mm f/2.8


December 10 marks the 60th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights.

ON THE WEB...    
UNESCO hosts winners
of human rights
media awards
  Mohammed Noureldine was awarded Grand Prix ACCU World Photo Contest 1995, with this picture taken in Sudan.
Alberta Human Rights Commission TakingITGlobal online community launched   UPI.com 100 years of journalistic excellence NEWS PHOTOS

Canadian Museum for Human Rights Launches Virtual Exhibition:

Everyone has the Right: A Canadian and the Words that Changed the World


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Tel: [403] 320.3907
Email: waitkens[at]galtmuseum[dot]com



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