Oct. 3, 2012 - Jan. 20, 2013
At the Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library Lobby
OU Health Sciences Center
1000 Stanton L. Young Blvd, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73117
Nearly 800 innocent people are either killed or maimed each month as a result of more than 100 million mines lying scattered across more than 60 countries throughout the world. Originally a collaboration between the United Nations and the Center for International Health and Cooperation, Silent Witnesses was organized by Kevin M. Cahill, M.D., and photographer Thomas Roma in July 1995 for the United Nations International Meeting on Mine Clearance in Geneva, Switzerland.
The exhibition tells a remarkable tale of terrible suffering and pain mixed with incredible determination, accomplishment and hope through the contributions of 25 internationally acclaimed photographers. Through the use of prosthetic legs as subject matter, the artists hope viewers will identify with the ever-increasing humanitarian and diplomatic efforts to stop the landmine epidemic from spreading.