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Ten photographers illustrate selected aspects of globalization in Asia, North America, Africa, Europe and Latin America. Their stories express a single subject that can be comprehended only in the light of its constant transformation. Together they create a whole, which is brought together in the exhibition.

TALES FROM A GLOBALIZING WORLD is a collective project that draws its strength from its individual authors. By uniting diverse photographic perspectives and styles of expression, it combines various aspects of globalization into an image of the new reality that is shaping the world we live in.

The TALES FROM A GLOBALIZING WORLD project is an initiative launched in 2002 by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). It is being produced under the patronage of the SDC, which is also funding it. As part of the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the SDC is the Swiss Confederation’s competence centre for humanitarian aid and development cooperation with countries of the South and the East.

The SDC entrusted the role of Curator/Producer to Swiss photographer Daniel Schwartz (Lookat), who selected and commissioned ten photographers from different countries.


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Tales from a Globalizing World
Konzept / Kurator: Daniel Schwartz

mit Akinbode Akinbiyi, Ziyo Gafic, Philip Jones Griffiths, Tim Hetherington, Thomas Kern, Bertien van Manen, Shehzad Noorani, Cristina Nunez, Andreas Seibert, Stephan Vanfleteren

23.09.05 - 30.11.05 Gallery Drik, Dhaka / Bangladesh
28.09.05 - 19.10.05 Bunkier Stzuki, Krakau
18.03.06 - 10.04.06 Hanager Cultural Center, Kairo