Have you seen our latest exhibition, titled #whereilaymyhead,
Curated by @madl_enka
, and housed in @hillvalephoto
, this exhibition focuses on the untold stories of those faced with #displacement.
Pictured is @alanaholmberg
's images from "The Price of Conflict, The Prospect of Peace," which included a #VR
Image captions from left to right: Pictured (left) is a portrait of Andrew Fioga, 50, wearing long strands of shell money given to his family by the family of those who kidnapped, tortured and killed his father during 'The Tensions', a period of #conflict
from two ethnic groups that gripped the #SolomonIslands
from 1998 - 2003. #Shell
money is a traditional medium of exchange, made from cowrie shells. The strands Andrew wears were traded as part of the traditional reconciliation ceremony held after recovering his father's body in 2010, a decade after he was buried alive. 29 March, 2016.
Pictured right is nine-year-old #Solomon
Islander Evangaliza and a young friend play by the #sea
nearby their village close to the capital, #Honiara.
In Solomon Islands, 87% of children complete primary school, but just 18.9% of the population have a #secondaryeducation.
It has been 14 years since an #Australian-led
intervention brought peace to the Solomon Islands. Yet, families are still feeling the aftermath. Evangaliza first attended primary school the same week this image was made, as a nine-year-old. Due to the cost of school fees - $50 Solomon Island dollars per semester ($6.40 USD) - she stayed at home until her aunt agreed to pay for her first term. 28 March, 2016.
@s1T2creative @worldbank @oculi #displacedpersons #photography #photojournalism #worldbank #australia #melbourne #exhibition #dysturb