- Defending Life with Life by Mark Condren
3 February 6:30 pm
On 3 February 2010 Front Line’s new exhibition, Defending Life with Life, will open at HOST Gallery, London. The exhibition, recently shown in Ireland, Australia and Brussels, will run at HOST during the month of February.
“Defending Life with Life is more than just an exhibition. It is a powerful testimony to the courage and commitment of human rights defenders who every day put their lives on the line in defence of the rights of others.”
Mary Lawlor, Executive Director of Front Line in Dublin
Defending Life with Life consists of a series of photographic portraits documenting the experiences of human rights defenders in Honduras, Western Sahara, North East India (in the states of Assam and Tripura), Serbia and Kenya.
Mark Condren’s images document, among others: activist Bertha Oliva from Honduras, increasingly at risk due to post-election violence; Padre Andres Tamayo, deprived of his parish in Honduras, his Honduran citizenship revoked; and Aminatou Haidar who, on 18 December was finally allowed by the Moroccan authorities to return to Western Sahara after 32 days on hunger strike. Haidar had been in the United States to receive a major humanitarian award.
Defending Life with Life consists of 52 museum-quality, Giclée prints of photographs taken by Irish photographer Mark Condren and can also be viewed online at
The exhibition was commissioned by Irish based international NGO Front Line, (the International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders) to mark the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders.
For further Information please contact
Jim Loughran –
or Harry Hardie –
This opening is a private, invite-only event. Defending Life with Life runs from 3-27 February at HOST gallery.
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