PHOTO PORTRAIT EXHIBITION: IMAGES THAT CHANGE THE WORLD

28.06.2019 12:30 - 00:00

Zviedru telts 8

Organized by:

Rīgas Ekonomikas augstskola

In collaboration with:

Zviedrijas vēstniecība Zviedru institūts

Description:

Five years ago, Gävle municipality in Sweden began reviewing the images it presented in its official material. The municipality discovered that the pictures did not reflect what the population of Gävle really looked like. For instance, the pictures presented men and women in more traditional roles than is usually the case in real everyday life. In light of this, the city brought in photographer Tomas Gunnarsson, who helped it to find new ways of bringing the whole of Gävle into the pictures representing the city.

The aim of the project has been to increase inclusion and belonging and to combat discrimination on the basis of gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.