The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) is marking its 30th anniversary with a new exhibition at Manchester Central Library.
The Manchester-based landmine charity has been saving lives across the world, helping over 18 million people across 68 countries, since 1989.
Walk Without Fear is a photography exhibition which tells the story of MAG’s work in a country which became emblematic of the global landmine issue: Angola.
Forty years of conflict from 1961 to 2002 left Angola strewn with an estimated one million landmines and many more unexploded bombs. It is estimated that one million landmines were laid throughout the country.
Princess Diana's visit to Angola in 1997 alerted the world to the impact of these indiscriminate weapons. Her efforts brought the devastating effects on communities to international attention and helped drive the global campaign to ban landmines.
MAG was a founding member of the campaign and subsequently a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Today, hundreds of thousands of Angolans still live with a daily fear of death and injury; their communities still littered with the landmines laid decades earlier.
MAG has worked in Angola for 25 years. In the last decade alone, it has cleared almost 10 million square metres of minefields. But there is still so much left to do to rid the country of the deadly legacy of conflict.
Walk Without Fear tells the stories of the people most affected by the problem, through the lens of the award-winning photojournalist Sean Sutton.
- Exhibition takes place 13 September to 12 October 2019 at Manchester Central Library
- The Exhibition is located at the Lower Ground Floor Link Area
- Manchester Central Library is located at St Peters Square, Manchester City Centre, M2 5PD
- Library Opening times are 9am-8pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 5pm Friday and Saturday
- Free entry