Featured photo for exhibit SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER


Exhibition illustrates the power of photography to inform, persuade, enlighten and enrich the viewer's life

This ambitious exhibition presents photographs that have caused us, as observers, to re-examine our pre-conceived notions and readjust our perspective of the world we inhabit. The photographs document the courage of leading rights defenders and other lesser known and everyday people who have been championing rights and who walk among us in every country of the world. Also included are several major events as chronicled by photojournalists that galvanized society to effect change.

It has been accepted that words can and do change the world. The effect of words can reach so many hearts and minds that they impact the human condition and the course of mankind. Speeches incite, editorials persuade, poems inspire. The renowned AP photojournalist Eddie Adams once wrote "Still photographs are the most powerful weapon in the world. Words and pictures have a continuing struggle for primacy. In my mind, a person can write the best story in the world; but a photograph is absolute."

"Speak Truth To Power" documents the unforgettable affirmation of the human spirit and is homage to people of great courage and heart who have committed to noble principles.