Francesca Moore’s Bhopal:Facing30 Exhibition Launches In Mumbai


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Francesca Moore – Bhopal: Facing 30

Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

Exhibition dates: 2nd – 8th December 2015

Launch event: Thursday 3rd December, 16:00 – 19:00

Photographer Francesca Moore is preparing for the launch of her Bhopal: Facing 30 exhibition in Mumbai this week as her successful show at the Photofusion Gallery, London, draws to a close.

Bhopal: Facing 30 premiers in India at the prestigious Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, from 2 – 8 December 2015. The launch of this inaugural Indian exhibition will be celebrated on 3 December 2015 with some of the disaster survivors in attendance. One survivor, Iqbal Khan, says ‘I have never known of workers and poor class people being photographed like Royals as Francesca did. We treat the colour picture she gave us as a family treasure.’

This exhibition will feature an installation of the Union Carbide wall, built to contain the disaster site, juxtaposed with the formal family portraits of the families who reside around it.

During the event, there will be a commemoration of the industrial disaster in Bhopal, that took place on the 2/3 December 1984.

For those of you who won’t be able to make it, but have friends and family that may be interested in the exhibition, please do spread the word. The event will be filmed on 3rd December, and this recording will be published on the dedicated Bhopal: Facing 30 project blog, shortly after the event.

This project was funded by Arts Council England and the partners involved include the Bhopal Medical Appeal, Brighton, UK, Sambhavna Trust Clinic, Bhopal, and Photofusion, London.

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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.