UN / ONE DAY I WILL

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A photo exhibit by Vincent Tremeau, featuring the hopes and dreams of girls trapped in crises around the world, opened at UN Headquarters. UNIFEED

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STORY: UN / ONE DAY I WILL
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DATELINE: 29 JULY 2019, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT

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1. Wide shot, photo exhibit outside United Nations headquarters
2. Wide shot, Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed walks up to podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations:
“These girls face stark odds. As their families endure increasing strain, these girls are ever more likely to be pulled out of school, forced to work, out of school, doomed into early marriage, or even sexual slavery. But in this exhibition today, ladies and gentlemen, it reminds us that these girls refuse to be defined by vulnerability. They are resilient, creative, determined, and yes, absolutely defiant. With the right tools and support, we can help them on their journey to make their dreams their destiny.”
4. Wide shot, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock at the podium
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs:
“Everywhere I go I meet girls like the one whose pictures have been taken. Women and girls as we know are the people who suffer most in humanitarian crises. Their suffering tragically is often extreme. It breaks my heart to hear their stories everywhere I go, but it also inspires me when I hear of their sustained hope and aspiration, and their determination to take control of their own lives to build a better future and to be part of a better future.”
6. Pan right, audience
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Vincent Tremeau, Photographer:
“All of these girls here are trapped in humanitarian crises. Most of them didn’t have access to school, to no education, some of them to just limited education until a certain age.”
8. Various shots, Tremeau, Lowcock and Mohammed walking through exhibit
9. Med shot, Tremeau, Mohamed, and ambassadors
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Vincent Tremeau, Photographer:
I always talk to the people I photograph. Actually, when I do a portrait, the portrait you see takes me 5 minutes to take it, but I talk for 45 minutes with each. So, I talk more, I spend more time talking to the people than I spend taking the photos. To me talking to the people is what brings trust and the story behind the photo is as important as the photo itself.”
11. Wide shot, photo exhibit outside UN Headquarters
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Vincent Tremeau, Photographer:
“Doing that photo project started as a game. The dress up game. You dress up as what you want to become when you grow up. It was a game, the costume game, basically was a way when you are eight years-old sometimes you don’t have the words to express yourself well, but you have the creativity.”
13. Pan right, photo exhibit

STORYLINE:

A photo exhibit by Vincent Tremeau, featuring the hopes and dreams of girls trapped in crises around the world, opened today (29 Jul) at UN Headquarters.

At the opening event, entitled "One Day I Will," Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed said, “these girls face stark odds,” but this photo exhibit “reminds us that these girls refuse to be defined by vulnerability.”

Mohammed said,” with the right tools and support, we can help them on their journey to make their dreams their destiny.”

The exhibit was organized by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

In his remarks, the Head of OCHA, Mark Lowcock said, “women and girls as we know are the people who suffer most in humanitarian crises. Their suffering tragically is often extreme. It breaks my heart to hear their stories everywhere I go, but it also inspires me when I hear of their sustained hope and aspiration, and their determination to take control of their own lives to build a better future and to be part of a better future.”

For his part Tremeau said, “all of these girls here are trapped in humanitarian crises. Most of them didn’t have access to school, to no education, some of them to just limited education until a certain age.”

One person in every 70 is caught up in a humanitarian crisis right now. Among the most affected are women and girls.

Standing outside UN Headquarters in front of giant reproductions of his photographs, Tremeau explained his creative process.

He said, “to me talking to the people is what brings trust and the story behind the photo is as important as the photo itself.”


The girls featured in the photos have dressed up to show who they want to be when they grow up, using costumes and props from their immediate surroundings. By tapping into each girl’s vision for the future, the series reminds viewers of a shared humanity, and provides a unique glimpse into their current circumstances and challenges, and how they can shape the future.

Tremeau said the photo project “started as a game. The dress up game, adding, “when you are eight years-old sometimes you don’t have the words to express yourself well, but you have the creativity.”

Today’s event kicks off the 2019 World Humanitarian Day campaign which, throughout August, will honour women humanitarians throughout the world.
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