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A memorable night at the King’s College London for the opening of The Everyday Heroines photography exhibition. Over 50 striking images were featured in this exhibition of award entries, created by photographers worldwide.

Each photograph tells the story of incredibly brave women who make the impossible possible, everyday.

Winner of the award, Carlos Saavedra. The Colombian photographer reported on a group of mothers from Soacha seeking justice for the forced disappearance of their sons.

As per the terms of the award, Carlos Saavedra received 1,000 Euros cash prize handed over by CEO of Lysis International, Jon Sweet.

Equality is not only an undeniable, fundamental human right, but a necessary basis for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. To provide women with equal access to education, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision making processes can only benefit society at large.

Special guests included the Consul General of Italy, Massimiliano Mazzanti, the MET Assistant Commissioner, Helen Ball, Scotland Yard’s Lead for Diversity and Inclusion, Victor Olisa and the Mayor of Southwark, C.llr Charlie Smith, the Director-General of the Royal Photographic Society, Michael Pritchard..

The Everyday Heroines photography exhibition illuminates forgotten women by giving them the voice we should treasure within ourselves as an example of incredible resilience, courage and human generosity.

Under the Patronage of the European Commission, the Everyday Heroines project was delivered with the support of Scotland Yard’s Directorate of Diversity & Inclusion and King’s College Italian Society.

The exhibition will be open to the general public on 18th Dec 2017 from 10am to 6:30pm.

Anyone wishing to attend can book their free ticket here: