AN EXHIBITION FEATURING PHOTOGRAPHS BY LYNSEY ADDARIO, MARCUS BLEASDALE, RON HAVIV, AND JAMES NACHTWEY
Congo/Women is produced by Art Works Projects and the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media Columbia College Chicago.
Curator and Co-Director: Leslie Thomas
Creative Advisor and Co-Director: Jane Saks
Exhibition Design: Art Works Projects (Greg Doench, Leslie Thomas) and Real Design Associates (Jurgen Riehle and Margot Perman)
Graphic Design: Real Design Associates (Jurgen Riehle and Margot Perman)
Translation: Anne Alma, Julia Pourtois, Nita Evele
Printing: Portland Color
Fabrication: Duvall Designs
Voice Recording: Cheryl Lynn Bruce
Website Design: Compound Design
Digital Exhibit Editor: Eric Argiro
Post Production: Union Editorial
Original Music: Mario Grigorov, Pamelia Kurstin, Jaron Lanier, Sussan Deyhim
Special thanks: Kristin Ensch, Emma Ruby-Sachs, Jane Sachs, and Sara Slawnik
The CONGO/Women team is grateful for the support of the many individuals and organizations which have assisted this work, including:
Christian Del Sol
Leslie Thomas is an architect, curator and the founding Executive Director of ART WORKS Projects for Human Rights, an organization which uses visual advocacy for human rights crises.
New and ongoing projects include CONGO/Women; AT WHAT COST_Human Trafficking/Forced Labor/Child Labor; Horn of Africa, the intersection of famine, climate change, and repression; Sanctuary & Sustenance, the refugee experience, BLOOD/STONES Burmese Rubies, images of exploitation and tyranny; and DARFUR/DARFUR, the human impact of genocide.
Exhibiting at such venues as the Los Angeles Hammer, the Boston ICA, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Jewish Museum in Berlin, FORMA in Milan, the International Center of Photography, the US Department of State, the US Institute of Peace, the United Nations in Geneva and New York, Capitol Hill in Washington DC, and the London Houses of Parliament, projects she has curated have been seen in political, cultural, and academic centers dozens of the world’s major cultural centers.
A founding principal with LARC Inc., a national architectural practiced based in Chicago and Los Angeles, she is a graduate of Columbia University and the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. An Emmy award winning film art director, her work has been the recipient of grants from The National Endowment for the Arts, the MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture at the Driehaus Foundation, the Open Society Foundation, the Humanity United Fund, and the Graham Foundation. Leslie is committed to the use of art and design for public good.
Jane M. Saks is the Founding Executive Director of the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media at Columbia College Chicago. »More