Life Without Lights will be on exhibition at Museu da República’s contemporary art gallery, Galeria do Lago, in Rio de Janeiro from 14th June – 23rd September. To coincide with the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, a public opening event will be held on 14th June at 7pm. Photographer Peter DiCampo and curator Bárbara Ferreira will be present.
Museu da República – Galeria do Lago
R. do Catete, 153 – Rio de Janeiro / RJ
June 14th, 7-10pm
Open until September 23rd
Tuesday – Friday | 10am-12pm; 1-5pm
Saturday, Sunday and holidays | 2-6pm
Life Without Lights is a long-term, global project by photographer Peter DiCampo that explores issues of energy poverty and energy access worldwide. Photographed entirely at night, the work brings the viewer from rural Ghana’s off-grid villages to poor suburban households in England where people cannot afford their energy bills, with several stops in-between. In order to fully immerse the audience in this nighttime world, the prints are displayed in a dark room, only viewable with handheld solar lights.
Life Without Lights has exhibited in London, New York, Vienna, and Lagos; has been featured by Newsweek, The New York Times, Foreign Policy Magazine, GEO, MSNBC.com, and many others; and has received awards from The British Journal of Photography, PDN Photo Annual, Anthropographia Awards for Human Rights, and Magenta Foundation Flash Forward.
This exhibition is made possible by sponsorship from Museu da República, Barracão de Imagens, d.light, The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)