160 Years of Photography from the Collections of the Red Cross
Humanitarian images entered our lives over a century ago and are now a regular feature in the news. Such images often convey a sense of immediacy and certainty, setting a scene that allows for only one interpretation. We think we fully understand the event in question without considering what might lie just outside the frame. But the reality on the ground is always more complex than its representation, which is by nature incomplete.
Through more than 600 images dating from 1850 to the present, To Heal a World lifts the veil on a unique historical collection. This exhibition encourages us to reflect not only on humanitarian images and the stories they tell, but also on how we perceive such images.
Head of project: Pascal Hufschmid, Executive Director of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent MuseumCurator: Nathalie Herschdorfer