Shining a Light:
Women in Prison

This year, the annual photography contest presents the unique effects of incarceration on women.

Closed January 8, 2024

At the Center

Woman adjusting her fabric wrap while standing in a soot-covered room

A lens on human rights and social justice

The Muhammad Ali Center is honored to announce its ninth annual Shining a Light exhibition, a resulting documentary-style exhibit from its corresponding international photography contest.

Participating photographers were asked to submit photographs that illustrate the unique ways in which incarceration affects women prisoners. Informed by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals #5: Gender Equality and #16: Peace, Justice and Strong

The Muhammad Ali Center’s intention is to increase awareness, to educate on prison injustices, particularly those that disproportionately affect women prisoners, and to inspire viewers to get involved and to be a part of the solution.

Other Exhibits

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“The Greatest” Timeline

Relive the triumphs and drama of Muhammad Ali’s unparalleled boxing career.
Permanent Exhibit

All Ali, All the Time

Grab a ringside seat to watch some of Muhammad Ali’s most famous fights.
Permanent Exhibit

Lighting the Way

Watch Ali lighting the Olympic cauldron and see his torch from this captivating appearance.
Permanent Exhibit

Six Core Principles

Explore and reflect on the set of six values that guided Muhammad Ali’s life.
Permanent Exhibit

Train with Ali

Test your boxing skills in a recreation of the Champ’s Deer Lake training camp.
Permanent Exhibit

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