Unesco's Human Rights Exhibition (1949)

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Photography As a Tool to Present a Human Rights Issues[edit]

UNESCO’s Human Rights Exhibition, created in 1949, was the first international event that sought to visually represent the history and meaning of the then-recently adopted Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Using the exhibition as a platform for critical debate on contemporary human rights culture, the symposium explores insights provided by UNESCO’s first attempt to visualize and historicize the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.