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Persevering Human Spirit Is Theme of African Photo Exhibit

"Images of Struggle and Resilience," an exhibition hosted by Columbia College and The Earth Institute, reflected the photography of teenage girls attending the Binti Pamoja (Daughters United) Center in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya.

Maurice Muchene
Maurice Muchene

Global Society Will Be Judged on How It Treats Most Disadvantaged, Said Maurice Muchene
"These are some of the powerful images of life seen through young peoples' eyes," said Maurice Muchene, director of Carolina for Kibera, at the exhibition. He commended the young photographers of Kabira and reminded us that "ultimately, global society will be judged on how well or how poorly it treats its weakest or most disadvantaged."

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Nane Annan
Nane Annan

We Must Listen As They Speak Out About Their Experiences, Said Nane Annan
"It's no longer a silent cry, but a voice we have to listen to as they speak out about their experiences," said Nane Annan, lawyer, artist and wife of U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan. She discussed the power of the rural Kenyan women's photography, created in an environment disabled by poverty, famine and AIDS.

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Video Montage of Photographs by the Binti Pamoja Girls

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Shot: Jan 30, 2003
Published: Apr 17, 2003
Last modified:Apr 16, 2003