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POINTS OF VIEW. A Human Rights Photography Exhibition

Rajneesh Fontana, Victoria, Columbia Británica,

Centre Cultural La Nau, Claustre

Rajneesh Fontana, Victoria, Columbia Británica, I Me Myself, 2012
This is my self-portrait, for all those women who experience abuse, who have no voice, freedom or equality. You can take a stand and
be who you are. We all need to support each other for a better world and a better future.

Paul Patrick Charbonneau, Montreal, Quebec, Pulse, 2016

In Montréal, I came across this tribute to the victims of Orlando’s Pulse nightclub shooting. Homophobia is a severe problem that seems
to be spreading. Perhaps if we stay strong and support one another, we will be successful in overcoming hate.
Human rights stories are all around us. Sometimes it just takes a different point  of view to bring them into focus.
In 2017, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights invited people from across Canada to share their views on human rights through the lens of a camera. Points of View is the result of their enthusiastic response. The 36 photographs presented here on the themes of Freedom of Expression and Inclusion and Diversity were selected by a multidisciplinary jury from almost 1000 public submissions.
These images visualize creative ways through which we can share our opinions, thoughts, beliefs and feelings within a variety of groups and communities. They prompt us to consider diversity in everyday life, and remind us of  the opportunity to seek others’ perspectives
What forms can expression take? What happens  when different opinions conflict? How can all people have an equal chance to participate in community life? What does diversity and full inclusion for everyone mean?
Points of View is organized and circulated by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada). 
Eric Tschaeppeler, Montreal, Quebec, Vuong, Jean and Johnny, 2015

This photo is part of a series depicting kitchen staff in Montréal. I was visually struck by these workers in a back alley. Despite often working
in difficult, cramped conditions, they show themselves with dignity and pride, and we see camaraderie between them.