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10 years denouncing gender violence with the exhibition "From purple to black"

Alicante, 24 November 2016

Translated by María Miró Maestre

The exhibition's 10th edition will review all the gender violence cases occurred in the province of Alicante through press photographs

  • From 15 December to 29 January at UA's Lecture Building 2.
  • The exhibition was opened last 25 November in Alicante's Santísima Faz Square and will remain open until 11 December.  

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Exhibition project "From purple to black. Gender violence through Alicante's graphic press" was created by the University of Alicante ten years ago, and it has established itself as a model to denounce gender violence through press photographs.

On its 10th anniversary, the Equality Department of Alicante's Town Council has joined this initiative as the co-organizer of the exhibition. After its opening on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the exhibition can be enjoyed in UA's Lecture Building 2 from 15 December until 29 January.  

On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, the exhibition will be a review of all the gender violence cases occurred in the province of Alicante during the last decade, through a selection of press photographs in 32 large canvases. The exhibition, which will remain at the Santísima Faz Square until 11 December, comprises an updated selection of 32 images printed in large canvases. They show the reality of the most extreme cases of gender violence, with around 70 women being murdered by men in Spain each year.

The exhibition curator, Ángel García, claimed that there are lots of things that have changed and evolved during this decade and mentioned that "ten years ago, when I was preparing the first edition of From purple to black. Gender violence through Alicante's graphic press and had to access newspapers' photo libraries or ask my photojournalist colleagues to search their archives, it was very hard to find quality images for the section named "social reaction" from that time.  After a decade, I had to make an effort so that this edition didn't become a monograph about the multiple ways in which the Spanish society supports the victims, expresses their pain, commemorates 25 November and also teaches how to reduce violence against women among the young."

García also added that, despite being a harsh set of photographs that can be hard to watch, every effort will be made for this exhibition to get out there, since it will be shown around the province and lots of people will get to see it. It will make us remember very tough moments, apart from momentarily open old wounds and make us wonder about our role as a society. "This is what journalism is all about, among other things. It helps us keep in mind that we won't always be mere spectators and that it is useless to turn a blind eye."                  

Related news: Entrevista a Ángel García Catalá, comisario de la exposición, en Radio Alicante Cadena Ser

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