Missing Lives at Freo Library

Starting today at the Fremantle Library and running until the end of the month, the International Committee of the Red Cross is holding an exhibition – Missing Lives.

Missing Lives is a photography exhibition by award-winning British photojournalist Nick Danziger. The photographs were taken in the aftermath of the conflict in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s which claimed the lives of about 140,000 people. A quarter of those victims simply vanished and as of 2010 almost 15,000 people remained unaccounted for.

 

The exhibition documents the plight of a handful of the thousands of families still waiting to learn the fate of their loved ones and depicts the work that the Red Cross and other organisations have been doing in the Balkans since 1991 to identify remains and trace them back to families. Based on a book of the same name, Missing Lives highlights the tragic consequences of what happens when rules of war are not followed, but it also illustrates the strength and resilience of the victims still searching for missing friends and relatives.

I hope you get to check it out.

(PS the Fremantle library is now open 7 days from 9am to 6pm)missing lives

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2 Responses to Missing Lives at Freo Library

  1. Fremantle City Library says:

    Hi Brad,
    Just to clarify the library hours. We are open Monday – Thursday 9am – 6pm, Friday and Saturday 9am – 5pm and Sunday 12 noon to 4pm. The exhibition will be here until Wednesday 1 April.

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