The YPP is co-sponsoring an exhibition of photography from the Yemeni and Syrian revolutions at MOCA-DC gallery in Georgetown, Washington, DC. The show begins June 11 and runs through June 25. Learn more on Facebook.
From the event organizers:
The Arab Spring has swept across North Africa and the Middle East. The brutal regimes of Yemen and Syria have claimed the lives of hundreds, imprisoned thousands, and injured an untold number of peaceful protesters.
The Syrian government has banned all foreign media, and the Yemeni government has severely limited it. Internet and mobile communications are frequently disabled – in both countries – as a means of silencing the prote...sters. But freedom cannot silenced.
Please join us June 11 - June 25 as we give these protesters a voice. Their photos tell a compelling story of the ongoing journey towards freedom.
The exhibition explores the role of art with a political content, taking you to the streets of Syria and Yemen directly and experiencing the peaceful resistance of the protesters.
Photographs have been collected and submitted by people on the ground.
To learn more about the gallery, please visit: http://www.mocadc.org/