Note No. 6355
13 August 2012

Exhibition Presented by PhotoPhilanthropy Opens to Public at United Nations Headquarters, 14 August-10 September

13 August 2012
Press Release
Note No. 6355
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Note to Correspondents

Exhibition Presented by PhotoPhilanthropy Opens to Public


at United Nations Headquarters, 14 August — 10 September


A photo exhibition titled “Right Before Your Eyes” and presented by PhotoPhilanthropy, will open to the public in the Visitors Lobby on Wednesday, 14 August and will remain on display until 10 September.

With this exhibition, PhotoPhilanthropy pays tribute to the commitment of photographers who are raising awareness of the most pressing social issues around the world.  On any given day, across the globe, photojournalists are serving as witnesses, observers and agents of change.  Each photo included in the exhibition is part of a larger photo-essay, and represents a reflective collaboration between a photographer and a non-profit organization.

PhotoPhilanthropy addresses critical social and environmental issues around the world by providing non-profit organizations and photographers with the resources to work together in creating images that drive social change.  For more information about PhotoPhilanthropy visit

A single photograph can change the world.  One moment captured by a photographer’s lens has the power to shift public policy, spark human rights campaigns and alter the course of wars.  In this era of visual saturation, with images circulating around the globe at unprecedented scale and speed, it is more important than ever for mission-driven organizations to create high-impact visual media that fuel awareness and inspire action.

The “Right Before Your Eyes” exhibition is organized by PhotoPhilanthropy and endorsed by the United Nations Department of Public Information.

For more information on United Nations exhibitions, please contact Renata Morteo at tel.:  +1 212 963-5455; email:; or Liza Wichmann at tel.:  +1 212 963 0089, e-mail:; or visit

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