Revisted 2005 - 2010 - 2015 by Nick Danzinger

04/07/2018 13:51
05/08/2018 16:00

 

Revisited by Nick DanzigerRevisited by Nick DanzigerRenowned British photojournalist Nick Danziger has spent most of his adult life dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times in best-selling books, award-winning documentaries and photography. 

 

In 2000, the United Nations agreed upon eight Millennium Developmental Goals that aimed to eliminate poverty, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equality and empower women, reduce child mortality rates, improve maternal health, combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, ensure environmental sustainability, and create a global partnership for development. 

 

In 2005, Danziger was commissioned by the international development and advocacy organization World Vision to document the lives of women and children in eight countries around the world. 

 

The idea was to see if and how peoples’ lives would change in the light of the Millennium Development Goals.  

 

In 2010 and 2015, Danziger returned to photograph the same people, accompanied by author Rory MacLean. Had the Millennium Development Goals succeeded in giving them a better life? Or did the UN's grand intentions end up as nothing more than another futile, feel-good publicity exercise to ease the consciences of national leaders?

 


Initially, many people were suspicious about being photographed. As the project progressed they began to reveal aspects of their lives to Danziger and MacLean so that their stories would be known. 

 

Through this remarkable ten-year photographic journey, Nick Danziger shows us what has or hasn’t changed in these peoples’ lives.


The exclusive Western Australian presentation of Revisited 2005 - 2010 - 2015 is on show at ArtGeo Gallery in Busselton from 29 June to 5 August.


Nick Danziger’s Revisited 2005 - 2010 - 2015 is the result partnerships with: the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, World Vision, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. Also involved in the project: Oak Foundation, The Waterloo Foundation, The Guardian, American Friends of Woodward Foundation Ethiopia Inc, and the AE Reimann Foundation.