Courage and resistance in Belarus – a photo exhibition
The 9th of August 2021 an outdoor photo and graphics exhibition “Courage and Resistance in Belarus” opened in Copenhagen marking one year of protests against the regime of Lukashenko in Belarus. The New Democracy Fund supported the project which was initiated and organised by the association Talaka – Friends of Belarus in Denmark.
It has been a year since the dramatic events of August 2020. The exhibition introduces a timeline of the events in Belarus through the prism of Belarusian photographers and artists. Starting from the elections in August 2020 the exhibition shows the chronology of the events and the struggle of the Belarusian nation towards democracy. It portrays people from different social strata who were unified after decades of silence.
The objective of the project is to show not only the protests for democratic changes in Belarus but also to illustrate the development and the awakening of a national consciousness.
The photographs presented at the exhibition were made by the photographers of TUT.BY – the most popular independent media outlet in Belarus that has been shut down by the authorities in May 2021. The photographers and most of the artists who provided graphics are currently in exile due to their political position.
Foto: Dmitry Brushko, TUT.BY