The Through Her Eyes Project is an innovative multimedia exhibition project designed to profile girls and women in developing countries who play sports and to highlight the benefits they gain from doing so by presenting photographs and short video documentaries about the women.
The exhibit consists of 50 large-scale photographs and more than 75 short documentary video profiles. This project aims to share these stories both online and on the ground, to motivate a world of stronger women, families and communities. It presents the thoughts, voices and faces of women of all ages, races, levels of skill and socioeconomic backgrounds. By doing so, it examines and explores how involvement in sports affects development by expanding social opportunities and demonstrates that women and girls in every country, and specifically developing countries, gain much more than physical strength when they play sports. The exhibit is a multimedia experience, allowing visitors to view the photographs as well as the video profiles that tell the stories of these women and girls.
The goal is to help shape a new generation of women by sharing these images and thoughts and by showing that sports can serve as a social conduit for destroying social barriers that often restrict the role of women in their communities.
The project was carried out for the first time in Ecuador where journalist Liz Stanton interviewed, photographed and filmed girls and women around the country who play sports. The exhibit was shown for the first time in the summer of 2011 in six cities throughout Ecuador. In December 2011, the Through Her Eyes Project was invited to return to Ecuador to show the exhibit at the South American Beach Games. Thousands of visitors made their way through the exhibit in Ecuador.
The Chicago exhibit of the work will take place on June 1 – 3, 2012 at the Chicago Art Department located at 1932 South Halsted #100 Chicago, IL 60608.
An opening reception will be held on June 1st from 6 - 9pm. And the exhibit will be open on June 2nd & 3rd from 12 – 5 pm.Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to arrange a special viewing and tour with your organization, school, group or non-profit, on Saturday or Sunday, June 2nd or 3rd.