My very exciting news, which has set me on an alternating loop of delight and terror, is that the World Health Organization (WHO), along with the City and Canton of Geneva, is hosting a big photographic exhibition of my work over 6 weeks, starting in May 2020.
This is what they themselves are saying about it:
“This exhibition will coincide with
• 73rd World Health Assembly (17-21 May 2020) – where all ministers of health from around the world meet.
• Third edition of the Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge event (17 May 2020), that WHO has successfully organized during the past two years in conjunction with the City and Canton of Geneva, and the Swiss Mission to the United Nations in Geneva (www.who.int/walk-the-talk-2019-Geneva).
• Discussions at the World Health Assembly on the proposal for the Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020-2030) that aims to foster longer and healthier lives
• Ten-year anniversary of the City of Geneva joining the WHO Global network for age friendly cities and communities https://extranet.who.int/agefriendlyworld/network/geneva/.
WHO believes that this exhibit will serve to challenge stereotypes around ageing and older people, promote the importance of healthy ageing, the great potential to provide opportunities for older people to continue to lead healthy and active lives, and demonstrate the action by stakeholders around the world, including cities, to support health ageing in their communities.”
I don’t know what else to add other than, as I say, I’m excited and petrified in equal measure. It’s a big responsibility as the images are going to be displayed on large, 2metre high double-faced boards placed outside near the Fountain in Geneva and there are going to be 30 of the boards, meaning 60 sets of images. That’s a BIG exhibition! I’ve got wonderful Luke Bizios of Slice Studio http://slicestudio.co.uk here in Bristol doing all the hard design work so no worries on that score.
I’m just hoping we come up with a cracking exhibition that stops people in their tracks as they walk by as well as meeting the WHO requirements of representing their global regions. I’ll be keeping you posted on this one, friends, no question.