HUFFINGTON POST
10/06/2016 06:21 pm ET Updated Oct 07, 2016

Exhibition Celebrates Women Photojournalists Covering Conflict Around The World

Capturing war isn’t only a man’s job.
Monique Jaques

Female photojournalists are risking their lives to cover unfolding conflict and human tragedy around the world, and an exhibition opening in Italy this month is spotlighting some of their most significant work.

Titled “On the Front Line: Women Photojournalists in War Zones,” the show includes 70 photographs by 14 women photojournalists, and runs at the Palazzo Madama in Turin from Oct. 7 to Nov. 13. The featured images document crises taking place around the world, among them: the war in Syria, protests in Egypt, refugee and migrant movement across Europe, and arms smuggling in the Central African Republic.

Every photograph selected for the show shows the photojournalists’ “ability to capture not just an action, but an emotion,” according to the organizers.

Photograph shot in Sudan.
Camille Lepage
Photograph shot in Sudan.

Photojournalist Andreja Restek, who conceived of “On the Front Line,” says the show aims to show the diversity in styles and approaches across this group of women photographers, who hail from various different countries, including Italy, Egypt, the United States, Croatia, France and Spain.

“Some of us show the drama of war with a certain tenderness, capturing moments of everyday life. Others are more ‘hard’ and they see the fiercest sides of the conflict,” Restek told HuffPost Italy.

“But we all want to tell, professionally and without hypocrisy, the truth and the difficult moments in people’s broken lives,” she said.

The exhibit confronts the notion that photojournalism is a men-only profession, according to Restek. “There are in fact many women who take on the same job with great strength and courage," she said. 

Scroll down for more photos from “On the Front Line: Women Photojournalists in War Zones.” 

  • EGYPT
    © Maysun
    EGYPT
  • AFGHANISTAN
    © Alison Baskerville
    AFGHANISTAN
  • SYRIA
    © Shelly Kittleson
    SYRIA
  • SYRIA
    © Andreja Restek
    SYRIA
  • SOUTH SUDAN
    © Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi
    SOUTH SUDAN
  • LEBANON
    © Matilde Gattoni
    LEBANON
  • UKRAINE
    © Capucine Granier-Deferre
    UKRAINE
  • CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
    © Laurece Geai
    CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
  • CONGO
    © Monique Jaques
    CONGO
  • KURDISTAN
    © Linda Dorigo
    KURDISTAN
  • UKRAINE
    © Virginie Nguyen Hoang
    UKRAINE
  • HUNGARY/SERBIA BORDER
    © Andreja Restek
    HUNGARY/SERBIA BORDER

This piece originally appeared on HuffPost Italy and has been translated into English. 

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