Exhibition “Life through our eyes” by women workers in the Cambodian garment industry


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Life through our eyes

Made by Cambodian garment workers

 Opening event of the exhibition on Sunday, 11 March 2018 in Phnom Penh

The exhibition Life through our eyes features photographs taken by Cambodian garment workers. To enable female workers to tell their own story and thus for moving beyond stereotypes, the GIZ programme Social and Labour Standards in the Textile and Garment Sector in Asia (SLSG) in cooperation with the Workers’ Information Center (WIC) implemented a Participatory Photography Project. Ten women working in the garment industry were shown by acclaimed photographer Andrea Diefenbach, how they can use photography as a tool for communication. They developed picture series that reflect on their life situation, revealing their look at the world and picturing their thoughts, emotions and dreams. Through these pictures, the audience can see life through their eyes, and the women have a tool for advocacy at hand which serves as a catalyst for social change to their advantage.