Photographer Daniella Zalcman's series, "Faces of Faith" will be exhibited at Wesley Seminary in Washington, DC, from Monday, November 28, 2016, through Friday, February 24, 2017. The series explores the varying views on sexual and gender identity held by religious leaders in Uganda.

In February 2014, Uganda signed into law the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, prompting members of the LGBTQ population to either flee and seek asylum elsewhere or take their personal lives underground. Several months later, the Constitution Court struck down the law on a procedural technicality: the decision is seen both as a disappointment in its failure to address the law as a human rights violation as well as a victory for the evolution of LGBT rights and a step in the gradual destigmatization and decriminalization.

Zalcman explores the importance and context of religion in Uganda during this time through her portrait series, “Faces of Faith,” photographing religious leaders and capturing their varying opinions and perspectives on the LGBT community.

“I think that these perspectives are vital to the evolution of the LGBT rights movement,” Zalcman says. “More than anything, I hope this work encourages people to start a conversation.”

Wesley Seminary is open to the public on weekdays from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Faces of Faith Exhibit
Wesley Seminary - Smith Board Room
Monday, November 28, 2016 to Friday, February 24, 2017
8:30 am – 4:30 pm - Weekdays only
4500 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016

Project

Image by Daniella Zalcman. Uganda, 2014.
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