’One Day, I Will’ at the UN : art in service of girls in crises [fr]
French photographer Vincent Tremeau captured the hopes and drams of thirty young women trapped in humanitarian crises around the world.
This is a question we have all heard before at some point in our lives. It is a particularly difficult one to answer however when your environment is one of conflict, forced displacement or humanitarian crisis. This is what French photographer Vincent Tremeau sought to investigate throughout his journey in Niger, Mali, Chad, Nigeria, the DRC, Iraq, Syria, Bangladesh and Nepal.
His series One Day, I Will gives voice to forty young women who are trapped in conflict and humanitarian crises around the world. From sailor to lawyer, from jeweler to breakdancer, these women express the aspirations of their generation. Their clever attires draw from accessories found in their immediate environments and their poses mimic the adults they wish to become.
Standing at the intersection of art and documentary, these photographs capture in a unique way the challenges these girls face, as they repeatedly bring up concerns which are often way beyond their age. It is also a call to strengthen our action to better protect children as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
These photographs also underscore the exceptional work done by female human aid workers who dedicate their lives to saving those of others and to better protecting women and girls. This exhibit will coincide with the World Humanitarian Day on August 19th which will pay tribute to their efforts.
The portraits will be displayed on the outside fence of the UN Headquarters on First Avenue and in the UN Visitors’ Lobby from 27 July to 9 September.
For additional information, please contact:
Hayat Abu-Saleh, UN OCHA +1 917 224 9751, firstname.lastname@example.org