THE PHOTOGRAPHERS: Bex Day, Haley Morris-Cafiero, Katharina Bosse, Maggie Steber, Meklit Fekadu, Jennifer Greenburg, Jocelyn Lee, Lilly Urbat, Kirsten Becken, Claudia Holzinger, Jessica Barthel, Caro Siegl, Oriana Layendecker, Nora Lowinsky, Hanna Mattes, Veronika Faustmann, Katya Abedian, Paula Winkler, Marzena Skubatz, Qiana Mestrich
GUEST ARTISTS: Brandy Eve Allen, Brittney Cathey Adams, Mary Chen, Tamara Dean, Yushi Li, Dita Pepe, Lotte van Raalte, Laurie Simmons, Chanell Stone
The Federal President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife the First Lady Elke Büdenbender opened my exhibition "Heima/t" in the Aerbajarsafn Museum in Reykjavik,Iceland. The President held an opening speech and had a talk with a few of the german women who I portrayed in my work. It was a very special day for all of us who were involved, and I couldn`t have wished for a better way to honour the stories of the Esja Women, who came to Iceland in 1949.
Reykjavik is an early stop on Greenpeace bold pole to pole trip in an effort to raise awareness for the conservation and protection of the world’s oceans. The final goal is for an ambitious ‘Global Ocean Treaty,’ a ‘Paris Agreement for the oceans’, that will provide protection for 30% of the world’s ocean by 2030. As part of this aim, Greenpeace has been holding multiple events, concerts and forums to discuss the threat to the oceans.