“Condemned documents the mental health impacts of crises in Africa – the trauma of mass rape, the grief of death in war, the insecurity of displacement. It illustrates what happens to the most vulnerable when governments collapse and health systems implode,” Robin notes in his project summary.
Based in South Africa, Robin is a three-time recipient of the Amnesty International Media Award for Outstanding Human Rights Journalism. His work aims to educate and inspire change.
“There are a few dedicated organizations and individuals trying to stand up for the mentally ill in African countries in crisis. Unfortunately they are tiny in number and their resources small. I have been in constant contact with these groups and we are strategizing how, once the project has been completed, we can effectively use this work to support people with mental illness in Africa. We already have exhibitions and screenings planned, but we intend to take the work beyond the gallery to those with the power to make a meaningful difference to the lives of the mentally ill in Africa.”
Take a look at Robin’s project video, and consider helping him make a difference: http://www.emphas.is/web/guest/discoverprojects?projectID=332