Ten photos that changed how we see human rights

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Nearly 70 years ago, in December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

  • Jane Lydon
  • The Conversation

At this time, the UN’s cultural arm, UNESCO, sought to harness the “universal language” of photography to communicate the new system of human rights globally, across barriers of race and language.

Kalam 2bUNESCO curated the ground-breaking “Human Rights Exhibition” in 1949, seeking to create a sense of a universal humanity through photographs.

It sent portable photo albums around the world, so that the…

In the decades…

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