International Women’s Week: Women of Bhopal Exhibition

Bhopal gas disaster women survivors

Photo by Sharmila Runa Green

A collection of photographs celebrating International Women’s Week will be displayed at the Nehru Centre in London next week. The photos, taken by artist Sharmila Runa Green, focus on local women from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, engaged in their normal everyday activities. Many are working mothers. Some make jewellery or clothes for a living. Others are construction workers. The photos also display vibrant clothes and extraordinary tribal jewellery.

Please note:
These photos, taken with a small non-intrusive camera, capture women at that moment – are not not staged. They aim to show the dignity and strength of these women indicating the personal link that was created between the photographer and the subject.

About Sharmila: after obtaining a degree in Fashion and Textiles from Manchester University she worked in Italy with Pino Lancetti in Rome. Sharmila has lived in India, Maldives and Nepal.

The exhibition will be displayed from the 11th-15th March 2013 during office hours.

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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.