Photo exhibit features war-affected girls in Uganda

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The work of three photographers inspired by war-affected girls in Uganda will be on display at the Nashua Public Library in June.

After being abducted, trafficked, abandoned, abused, and forgotten, these girls had no hope for a future. The exhibit tells a visual story of how, with the help of ChildVoice, a nongovernmental organization founded by New Hampshire resident Conrad Mandsager, they became empowered to live full and productive lives.

ChildVoice transforms the lives of children broken by war in safe, therapeutic settings, with loving care, spiritual and emotional counseling, education, and vocational training.

The photographers—Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Mary Chind-Willie, Dr. Larry Lindell, and Dr. Neil Mandsager—visited ChildVoice’s Lukome Center in northern Uganda and captured the girls’ personal journeys of courage and faith. Also included in the exhibit are Ugandan handicrafts.

Gallery talk

To learn more about the photographs, come to the library on Thursday, June 20, at 5:30 pm. Krista Brown of ChildVoice will give a talk about the work of her organization and show a video of Grace, the girl featured in many of the photos.