Artists and Angelenos gathered at the West Hollywood Library on Saturday night for Fashion photographer Zoe Zimmer's "Deserve Dignity" -- a photo exhibit hosted by The City of West Hollywood, the Remote Control Charitable Foundation, The National Democratic Institute (NDI) and Water Tower Records.
Zoe Zimmer was joined by her father and master-composer Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams (who's rumored to be collaborating with Hans Zimmer on the Academy Awards), Kieran and Michele Mulroney and West Hollywood Councilmember John Heilman, among others, for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.
The photographs follow Zoe and Hans Zimmer's visit to the Roma settlements in Eastern Slovakia -- where the nearly 10 million displaced people are subject to gross human rights violations and denied equal rights as citizens. "This photo exhibit calls attention to the persecution of the Roma in Europe. It reminds us of the importance and indivisibility of human rights," said Councilmember Heilman.
"We are thrilled that Zoe's exhibit is giving a human face to the Roma, who are so often misunderstood and cast aside by society," said Catherine Messina Pajic of the National Democratic Institute. The exhibit will be available to the public through Monday, January 30, 2012 at the West Hollywood Library.
Images courtesy of Zoe Zimmer's "Deserve Dignity":