We are a not-for-profit called “Women in Research Ireland” and our fundamental mission involves advocating for increased representation of under-represented groups in Irish higher education. We at Women in Research Ireland are currently running an interesting non-profit photo contest called “(Un)PRIVILEGED” with an aim to capture inequality in society with a camera lens.
Being aware of social inequalities and their pervasive effect on well-being and societal functioning is pivotal to the development of a solution. However, social inequalities and disadvantages are often hidden from our eye or difficult to pinpoint if we have not experienced them first hand.
In (UN)PRIVILEGED Photo Contest, we ask contestants to capture through their lens the gap between privilege and disadvantage. Contestants submit their photos, which will be judged by a panel composed by the professional photographer Mark Nixon, a representative of WIRI and a Representative of TCD.
The selected submissions will be announced on June 30th 2022 during a final in-person event which will comprise an exhibition showcasing the shortlisted photographs and a seminar by Prof. Yekaterina Chzhen, who will be presenting her research results about the effects of social inequalities on individuals and society. The winner will be announced at the end of the final event and the prize will be awarded on the same occasion.
Deadline: 18 May