‘Visible work, Invisible women’ exhibition opens at Edmonton, Canada

P. Sainath's exhibition Visible Work, Invisible Women: Women & Work in Rural India mixes text with visuals and brings home the astonishing but unacknowledged contribution that poor rural women make to the national economy.

Visitors viewing Visible Work, Invisible Women: Women & Work in Rural India exhibition by P. Sainath, Edmonton
Visitors viewing Visible Work, Invisible Women: Women & Work in Rural India exhibition by P. Sainath, Edmonton

The exhibit, Visible Work, Invisible Women: Women & Work in Rural India mixes text with visuals and brings home the astonishing but unacknowledged contribution that poor rural women make to the national economy. It opened in Edmonton at the Extension Gallery, hosted by the Global Education program of the University of Edmonton.  The exhibition runs from November 24-January 6, 2010.

 


In India, this exhibition has been inaugurated by the women who feature in the photos: landless, poor and ‘Untouchable.’ Most of the exhibition venues have been villages, factory gates, schools and colleges, cafeterias or corridors, entrances to mines and quarries, even railway stations. It is perhaps the first Indian photo exhibit to be seen by more rural than urban people.