"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 Hutchison is a fierce feminist activist, photographer, and photo-facilitator, collaborating with communities to create images that combat stereotypes, challenge oppressive systems, spark dialogue, and show that there can be change. Her work uses art, photography, graphic design, humor, theater, music, movement, imagination and love, to amplify the voices and visions of women and girls. Meredith has created and implemented processes of participatory and collaborative media in 15 countries, partnering with international nonprofits, UN agencies, and grassroots movements.
Meredith is the Co-Founder of Resistance Communications, a creative action agency that works with local power to elevate the voices and visibility of women, girls, and resistors fighting for social justice through radical storytelling, transformative programming, and art grounded in strategy for social change. She also co-founded Vision Not Victim, a global girl-driven program that provides creative platforms to unleash the power of adolescent girls, address the violence they face and work towards gender equality, supporting girls, parents, and communities to create safer and more supportive environments for girls.
Her work has been featured by the BBC, CNN, ABC, Newsweek, France24, Le Monde, Vanity Fair, Ms. Magazine, The Washington Post, Buzzfeed, Refinery29, International Business Times, and the Daily Mail among other media outlets.
2017 New York City - Vision Not Victim - Resettled Refugee Girls and the Power of their Future
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: email@example.com