Ali Center to open Shining A Light: Women in Sports exhibit

Annual Photo Exhibition Women in Sports



Ali Center to open new temporary photography exhibit, Shining A Light: Women in Sports

Opening on International Women’s Day, exhibit aligned with UN Sustainability Goals around Gender Equity

LOUISVILLE, KY (March 5, 2024) – The Muhammad Ali Center is set to unveil the latest edition of its annual Shining A Light exhibition series. This year’s focus is Women in Sports and the social and economic benefits of equal access to sports for women and girls around the world. It opens on International Women’s Day, March 8.

The Shining A Light International Photography Contest highlights a different gender disparity topic each year, with previous iterations focusing on women impacted by carceral systems, and access to clean water around the world.

Women in Sports was curated from hundreds of photos submitted by photographers from 54 countries. The final exhibition features 40 images, chosen by a judging panel, who also awarded cash prizes for first, second, and third places overall.

These featured images tell powerful stories of women and girls interacting with sport, both in their local community and on the highest level. Additional themes explored are paralympians and inclusive sports, as well as socioeconomic impact on sport.

The exhibit was curated by Amelia McGrath, Ali Center Collections Manager and Archivist. Additional visual materials by Unified Sign and Design were created to accompany the exhibit.


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