Meridian International Center, in association with Citi, is hosting a photography exhibition for the Malala Fund that features the work of Miami-based photographer Nick Garcia. The exhibition showcases the life of girls in Nigeria as captured by Garcia, an INDULGE contributing photographer, during Malala Yousafzai’s 2017 visit to Nigeria.
Garcia’s photos show scenes from Maiduguri, birthplace of the Boko Haram, whose name means “no Western education”; and a village in Zaria, where girls are learning to advocate for their education.
The exhibition will be open to the public from October 18-21 and 24-28 at the historic White-Meyer House in Washington, D.C. An opening reception will take place October 17 from 5 to 8 p.m., at Meridian International Center.
In attendance at the opening will be Malala Fund supporters, government leaders, notable philanthropists, business leaders and diplomats. A panel discussion on improving access and equality to girls’ education worldwide will take place at the event. Featured speakers include Malala Fund CEO Farah Mohamed, Girl Rising CEO Christina Lowery and Director of the UN Girls Education Initiative Secretariat Nora Fyles, who will be in conversation with Carine Umuhumuza, Associate Director of Communications at Devex.
There will also be a sale of limited-edition prints, followed by a live auction of select pieces, including a portrait of Yousafzai. Proceeds from the sale and auction will benefit the Malala Fund, which supports local activists working to break down barriers to girls’ education for the more than 130 million girls out of school.