Lungi based photographer, Rebecca Kamara, invited to opening of exhibition ’42’ at Slavery Museum in UK
Sierra Leonean photographer, Rebecca Kamara has been invited to the photographic exhibition ’42’ at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool, UK ahead of the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2011.
A photographic exhibition focused on women in Sierra Leone is due to open shortly at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool, United Kingdom for the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2011.
‘Women with Cameras’ was initially formed as ‘Wilberforce Women’ in 2007 with assistance from the Arts Council England, Hull City Council and the British Council in Freetown, Sierra Leone, to commemorate the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade.
The exhibition by British photographer Lee Karen Stow is called ‘42’ because it depicts 42 women of Sierra Leone. Lungi based photographer, Rebecca Kamara, is representing Sierra Leone at the opening on a visit sponsored by British Council and ‘Women with Cameras’. During her visit, Rebecca will give interviews and tell the exhibition audience about Sierra Leone. Speaking about it, Lee Karen Stow said that she was very excited that ‘42’ had attracted the interest of such a prestigious UK museum and that having Rebecca attend was a great opportunity to showcase the talent of Sierra Leone.
The International Slavery Museum which was opened in 2007 remembers the millions of people, both in the past and today, who have been taken into slavery. In particular, the museum focuses on those who were part of the transatlantic slave trade between around 1500 and 1865. Liverpool was a major slaving port – about 1.5 milion enslaved Africans were carried by its ships.
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