Every year, CJFE presents a photo exhibit at the CJFE Gala: A Night to Honour Courageous Reporting. All of the photos are available for purchase, and proceeds go directly to CJFE's Journalists in Distress Fund, which provides emergency assistance to journalists whose lives and well-being are threatened.
2016 Photo Exhibit: Resilience & Revolution
CJFE is proud to present photography from Ali Mustafa, Lam Yik Fei and Xaume Olleros.
Ali Mustafa (1984–2014) was a Canadian freelance photojournalist, activist and writer. He was killed in March 2014 while covering the Syrian civil war. His images of conflicts in Egypt, Palestine and Syria have appeared in publications and galleries around the world, and he was featured as one of the faces of The Protester, TIME's 2011 Person of the Year. Mustafa was surveying damage from a deadly blast in Aleppo when a government aircraft dropped a second bomb. His death was a tragic reminder of the threats journalists face in Syria, one of the most dangerous countries in the world for reporters.
The 2014 Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong saw tens of thousands of protesters take to the streets to demand independent and fair elections in the territory after China insisted on vetting the candidates for chief executive. Coverage of the protest actions was heavily censored in the media and on social media in both Hong Kong and mainland China. Images donated by famed photographer Lam Yik Fei and Xaume Olleros showcase the resilience and courage of citizens who braved daily threats as they stood up for their democratic rights.
PHOTO: Ali Mustafa
PHOTO: Lam Yik Fei
PHOTO: Xaume Olleros
Exhibit sponsor: Aon
The full exhibit will be presented online in December 2016. Photo prints will be available for purchase.