Carlos Reyes-Manzo’s photograph of Ethiopian children celebrating New Year will be part of a travelling exhibit at the Museum at Campbell River opening March 8.

Hearing voices not heard

The Museum at Campbell River will host a photographic exhibit in partnership with North Island College and Vancouver Island University

The Museum at Campbell River will host a photographic exhibit in partnership with North Island College and Vancouver Island University that depicts the work of documentary photographer and poet Carlos Reyes-Manzo.

Entitled Rights and Wrongs: The Resilience of the World’s Indigenous People, the exhibit is a collection of black and white social images taken by Reyes-Manzo that documents people who are marginalised from society and who have suffered human rights abuses.

Reyes-Manzo is currently based in London, England but was born in Chile in 1944, and began his career there in 1964. He has travelled extensively throughout Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, and he is a noted activist and chronicler of social injustice internationally.  With the University of Prince Edward Island, he worked on two Canadian projects; an exhibition and book portraying women as global citizens and another documenting Inuit First Nations’ communities across Nunavut.

As Reyes-Manzo explains about his work: “Photography tells the stories of people whose voices are not heard.”

The exhibit opening is on Friday, March 8 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., with welcoming speeches at 5 p.m.  The photographs will be on display from that evening until Sunday, March 31, 2013 in the Museum’s temporary gallery. They can be viewed during the Museum’s open hours; Tuesday to Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For further information call 250-287-3103.