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2018 Shining a Light International Photo Contest and Exhibit

The goal of this year's competition is to showcase the “Experiences of Refugee Women.” The contest host will produce a documentary-style exhibition from 20 to 30 finalist photographs that will be exhibited at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky beginning March 8, 2018.

Shining a Light: Experiences of Refugee Women

Informed by the UNHCR and the Women’s Refugee Commission, the photographic submissions are asked to depict one or more of the following issues as they pertain to Refugee Women's lived experiences:

1. Gender-Based Violence

2. Livelihoods

3. Education

4. Rights and Justice

5. Sexual and Reproductive Health

2019 Call for Submissions

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The Muhammad Ali Center is honored to announce the sixth annual “Shining a Light” International Photography Contest and Exhibition.

The goal of this year's competition is to reveal, but not exploit, women who have or currently live homeless and to educate our community about the issues, realities, and struggles they endure. The contest host will produce a documentary-style exhibition from 25 to 35 finalist photographs, which will be exhibited at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky beginning March 8, 2019.

CONTEST THEME

"Shining a Light: (The) Many Faces of Homeless Women"

Informed by the National Coalition of the Homeless, the photographic submissions are asked to depict individuals or organizations battling one or more of the following issues as they pertain to homeless women:

1. Gender-Based Violence

2. Livelihoods

3. Education

4. Rights and Justice

5. Sexual and Reproductive Health

6. Motherhood and Family Relations

CONTEST CALENDAR

  • Call for Entries: July 1, 2018
  • Entry Deadline: December 31, 2018
  • Muhammad Ali Center Exhibition: March 8, 2019 (International Women's Day) – June 2019
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