May 9th to September 20th, 2015
Women Survive Acid. Photographs by Ann-Christine Woehrl
Museum Natur und Mensch
The Museum shows portraits of women from diverse regions of the world who are survivors of acid and arson attacks. These attacks are motivated mostly by injured vanity, jealousy, an insufficient dowry, land disputes and alleged "disobedience" to the family. The victims have to live on - not only with disfigured faces but also with physical and psychological pains.
We hardly ever hear anything of these victims. The photographer Ann-Christine Woehrl visited numerous women, talked with them empathetically and portrayed them in a distinctive manner. The resulting photographs are moving human portraits that reflect personal stories and hopes for the future.
The exposition is not suitable for children under 14.