Event

A Conversation on Widowhood

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Christine Namatovu and her son Andrew bring solace to each other in the house Namatovu’s in-laws tried to seize when her husband died. Pushing widows off their property is common practice in this region; Namatovu, with the help of lawyers, fought back. Image by Amy Toensing. Uganda, 2016.

Christine Namatovu and her son Andrew bring solace to each other in the house Namatovu’s in-laws tried to seize when her husband died. Pushing widows off their property is common practice in this region; Namatovu, with the help of lawyers, fought back. Image by Amy Toensing. Uganda, 2016.

Sunday, September 17, 2017 -
12:00PM to 1:00PM
St. Ann's Warehouse
45 Water St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States

Join the Pulitzer Center on September 17, 2017 from 12-1pm at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY as a part of New York's Photoville 2017. Photojournalist, Amy Toensing and deputy director of photography at National Geographic Whitney Johnson will discuss the project, A World Of Widows

In many regions of the world widowhood marks a “social death” for a woman – casting her and her children out to the margins of society. In this panel, Toensing and Johnson will talk about the status of widows in Uganda, Bosnia, and India.

Toensing's work on widows is featured in an outdoor exhibit at Photoville this year. 

The Pulitzer Center is also presenting TIME's Finding Home in a container as a part of the festival. To learn more about Photoville visit their site