For A Mine Free World
Landmines and cluster munitions claim thousands of victims every year. An exhibition of photographs and artwork at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin and later on in 2013 at United Nations in New York and Geneva highlights their situation and showcases the work of deminers, volunteers and humanitarian organizations as we look back on 20 years of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. The exhibition “For a Mine free World” presents also the work of photographer Till Mayer.
On 29 November 2012, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle opened the exhibition together with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Peter Maurer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate of 1997 Jody Williams and Steve Goose of Human Rights Watch.
The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) is a network active in more than 90 countries to advocate a world free from anti personnel mines and cluster munitions. The exhibition was organized by Handicap International, medico international and Solidarity Service International (SODI) in conjunction with the Federal Foreign Office. The collection includes large prints by the well known photographers Lukas Einsele, John Rodsted, Sean Sutton and Till Mayer, taken in the worst affected countries: Afghanistan, Kosovo, Libya,Uganda, Viet Nam and Laos. Shirin Homann Saadat’s Landmine Box and the Virtual Minefield, an installation by conceptual artist Peter Zizka, are also on display.