On June 2, the United States Institute of Peace and our partner, The VII Foundation, will open “Imagine: Reflections on Peace,” a multimedia exhibit that explores the themes and challenges of peacebuilding through an immersive look at societies that suffered — and survived — violent conflict. Using historical photos, texts, video profiles, and interactive opportunities, the “Imagine” exhibition brings visitors face-to-face with the realities of violent conflict and asks the question: “Why is it so difficult to make a good peace when it is so easy to imagine?”
Conceived and designed by The VII Foundation, this in-person experience located at the United States Institute of Peace’s Washington, D.C. headquarters includes the work of VII Photo Agency photographers: Alexandra Boulat, Eric Bouvet, Ziyah Gafic, Ron Haviv, Gary Knight, Christopher Morris, Seamus Murphy, Maciek Nabrdalik, Franco Pagetti, Espen Rasmussen, Daniel Schwartz, and Nichole Sobecki.
This exhibit also gives visitors a chance to engage with the Institute’s on-the-ground peacebuilding work — as well as learn about practical actions they themselves can take to make the world more peaceful.
The exhibit will run from June 2 through August 1 and will be open to the public on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Tickets must be reserved in advance here.