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GMB Akash exhibitions in Finland

Photographs from GMB Akash are an essential part of My Equal Life (Samanarvoinen elämäni) -project. The Caritas Finland’s project aims to raise awareness about global inequality through the medium of photography. The project encompasses a collection of eighteen images accompanied by associated stories captured by GMB Akash, a prominent Bangladeshi photographer. Akash’s work portrays individuals from the margins of societies, providing them with a platform to raise their voices and experiences. The photos and stories aim to resonate with the viewer, evoking empathy and compassion.

The photographs and stories are exhibited on the project’s official website and are also showcased in touring exhibitions in Finland. The schedules dates and locations for the exhibition are as follows:

  • Espoo Entresse library, Entresse shopping mall's 3rd floor, Espoo Center, Siltakatu 11 on May 7 to 25th.

  • Rusko library, Talkootie 3, in September 2024

GMB Akash has already held nine successful exhibitions in Finland. The first exhibition opened in Turku in early November 2021, followed by exhibitions in Kouvola, Vaasa, Helsinki, Oulu, Kuopio, Tampere, Mikkeli, Lappeenranta, Rantasalmi, Pietarsaari and Joensuu.

These exhibitions form an integral part of My equal life -project that is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Finland. The project serves a dual purpose: to increase awareness and understanding of global inequality while bringing the experiences of individuals residing in developing countries closer to people in Finland. Additionally, the project aims to reflect on inequality in Finland and find ways to reduce inequality both within Finland and globally. In this project, inequality is understood broadly to encompass aspects such as age, gender, disability, race, nationality or origin, religion, economic status, and other forms of unequal circumstances.

The theme of inequality is effectively conveyed through the combination of the photo exhibition, reflection materials, a social media campaign and dedicated workshops tailored for students. The material is published in English. The project involves collaboration with researcher Riikka Suhonen from the University of Helsinki, who facilitates workshops in vocational schools.

My Equal Life is a Caritas Finland’s project where Laura Koskelainen is the project coordinator (

For updates and information, please visit the project’s social media channels (currently available in Finnish, later updates also in Swedish and English)


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