"The most political decision you make is where you direct people's eyes. In other words, what you show people, day in and day out, is political...And the most politically indoctrinating thing you can do to a human being is to show him, every day, that there can be no change." - Wim Wenders

Meredith is a photographer and photo-facilitator. She collaborates with marginalized groups to create images that spark dialogue in communities and show that there can be change. She is also the founder and photographer of Vision Not Victim, a creative initiative that empowers adolescent girls to design visions for their future, share a piece of their visions through photographs, and use those images to challenge social norms and advocate for their aspirations.

Her work has been featured by the BBC, CNN, ABC, France24, Le Monde, Vanity Fair, The Washington Post, Buzzfeed, Refinery29, International Business Times, and the Daily Mail among other media outlets. 

Exhibitions include: 

2017 Amsterdam - Naarden Photo Festival - Vision Not Victim

2017 Los Angeles - Uprooted Heroes: Portraits of Refugees 

2016 New York City - Drift Gallery - 'Portraits of Courage' 

2016 New York City - United Nations Main Lobby - 'When I Grow Up Exhibit'

2016 New York City - PhotoVille Exhibit - Vision not Victim

2016 Istanbul - World Humanitarian Summit - Vision not Victim: The aspirations and power of Syrian refugee girls

2015 New York City – Drift Gallery –Vision not Victim: The aspirations and power of Syrian refugee girls

2015 London - Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict - Vision not Victim: The aspirations and power of Syrian refugee girls

2014 San Francisco – Museum of the African Diaspora – Vision not Victim: Congolese girls fighting against violence and dreaming of their futures

2014 Salt Lake City - Vision not Victim: Congolese girls fighting against violence and dreaming of their futures

2014 Phoenix- Vision not Victim: Congolese girls fighting against violence and dreaming of their futures

2014 Brussels - EU Parliament- Vision not Victim: Congolese girls fighting against violence and dreaming of their futures

2013 WashingtonDC, Capitol Hill – Vision not Victim: Congolese girls fighting against violence and dreaming of their futures 

Read her interview with Women in Foreign Policy

Meredith has a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University and a BA in Comparative Literature from the University of Pittsburgh. 

For more information on her work or to just say hello, shoot an email to: meredith.hutchison@gmail.com

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