Art as Witness/Voices of Dignity

Art of Witness

Art as Witness is a photo exhibition curated by Parthiv Shah and jointly conceived by CMAC & Amnesty International, India. The exhibition features images by eminent photographers from all over the world on harsh realities of day to day life as experienced by ordinary people in South Asian zones of  infringes from India to Pakistan, Malaysia, Iran, Myanmar and Bangladesh. As the main curator of the exhibition, CMAC is thoroughly excited to represent the variety of good work that has come in by South Asian region. This extends our work as leading non-profit strategic Communications and advocacy agency working on human rights, social justice, public interest and pluralism.

Art as Witness was released as a book allied with exalted individuals like Shanti Bhushan (Lawyer and Civil rights activist) and Ashis Nandy (sociologist and Writer).The book was jointly edited by Parthiv Shah & Sana Das, Published by Tulika Books, New Delhi in the year 2010.

Key Contributors:

  • Abdul Rahman Roslan (DRIK-Bangladesh)
  • Daniel Pepper (USA)
  • Gowhar Fazili (India)
  • Harikrishna Katragadda (India)
  • Inder Salim (India)
  • K.M. Asad (DRIK-Bangladesh)
  • Parthiv Shah (India)
  • Salima Hashmi (Pakistan)
  • Sara Rahbar (Iran)
  • Shahidul Alam (DRIK-Bangladesh)
  • Shahzad Noorani (DRIK-Bangladesh)
  • Sohrab Hura (India)
  • Sonia Jabbar (India)
  • Suvendu Chatterji (India) 
  • Swapan Nayak (India)

Voices of Dignity

Art as Witness was initiated in context of the ‘Art for Activism’Project sponsored by Amnesty International, India. As a part of  ‘Voices of Dignity’ the 60thanniversary of UDHR (Universal Declaration of Human Rights) & World Dignity Day was celebrated together.UDHR & IWJF (International Week of Justice Festival) together they brought a very purposeful activity with concerns and encouraging human right awareness and action through idealistic creations, illocution art of artists, educators, cultural organizations, youth & through other media.