‘Bhopal: A Silent Picture’ Exhibition

Amnesty International presents ‘Bhopal: A Silent Picture’ – a 40 foot multimedia installation by Samar Singh Jodha. 

The photographs in this forty-foot multimedia installation have been shot at the Union Carbide Plant in Bhopal that continues to poison the soil, air and water of its surrounding areas. The images portray an eerie emptiness – comparable to the Nazi gas chambers of Auschwitz. However, unlike Auschwitz, the perpetrators of this crime continue to walk free. The victims – largely poor people, continue to be denied fair compensation, adequate health care or legal redressal. Worse, they are forced behind a veil of indifference and enforced silence. This installation also hints at this state of affairs with a shroud bearing names and file numbers of some of the victims’ that envelops them in anonymity.

Samar S. Jodha has been using his art for advocacy for over twenty years, addressing various development, human rights and conservation issues.

Where? Amnesty International UK, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA

When? 19-31 July 2012, 11am-7pm, Monday- Friday, Admission Free

If you have some free time to spare then we are also looking for volunteers to marshall the installation. We need two people mixing the work at all times the show is open so if you are willing to commit to a four hour shift at any point then do let us know.

For more information visit bhopalasilentpicture.com


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We believe Dow must finally accept responsibility for Bhopal. Until then, The Bhopal Medical Appeal funds two award-winning clinics in the city. Both offer free, first-class care to victims of the gas disaster or the ongoing water contamination. The survivors have nowhere else left to turn – please help if you can.