Grands entretiens

“Queens” on the march | Eythar Gubara, sudanese photograph

A notable highlight of the latest Rencontres de la Photographie d'Arles was the exhibition THAWRA! REVOLUTION! dedicated to young Sudanese photography and the overthrow of Omar al-Bashir. Among the works presented, Kandakas (Queens) can’t be stopped by Eythar Gubara, 33, was unanimously awarded a prestigious prize. These "queens" are women in chiaroscuro, free, powerful and on their feet despite their chains, accompanied by texts of great emotional strength. Eythar Gubara is undoubtedly powerful: since 2014, she has been building and supporting, through her photographs and her daily involvement, the struggle of human rights activists, women and LBGTIQ* people, in a country in which democracy is fragile and where homosexuality was punishable by death until 2019.
This event is part of a series of masterclasses with Rebecca Amsellem organised by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.

AfricaLiberties & DemocracyArt & Engagement

Monday 7 March


Espace Pitoëff - Théâtre

free entrance, within the limit of available seats

English - French

Co-presented with the International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (MICR), DefendDefenders and the Office for the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Violence of the State of Geneva (BPEV)


Isabelle Gattiker General and artistic director of the FIFDH

Nicolas Agostini Representative of the African NGO DefendDefenders to the United Nations

Pascal Hufschmid Director of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum (IRMC)

Colette Fry Head of the Bureau de promotion de l’égalité et de prévention des violences (BPEV)


Eythar Gubara

Moderated by

Rebecca Amsellem Doctor of Economics, feminist activist, creator of the newsletter Les Glorieuses and founder of Gloria Media