Come and see the photographic exhibition ‘WW2 bombs in the Solomon Islands’ at the National Art Gallery in Honiara from the 14th May – 27th May. This photographic exhibition is a fresh look at the current situation of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the Solomon Islands that tells the story of the legacy of fighting that took place some 70 years ago.
The exhibition will coincide with this year’s International Museum Day celebration from the 16th-18th of May. John Rodsted documented the photographs on a recent field visit to Solomon Islands with SafeGround, an Australian NGO. Rodsted is a lifelong war photojournalist who has spent 30 years documenting the legacy of explosive remnants of war and was part of the team that in 1997 won the Nobel Peace Prize.
SafeGround has worked in close partnership with the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Services; the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat; Golden West Humanitarian Foundation, and the Solomon Islands National Museum to bring this exhibition to fruition to raise the profile of UXO in the Solomon Islands and internationally.
Those who come to see the exhibition on the 14th and 15th of May have the chance to win 1G Telekom data.
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