The Anne Reid ’72 Art Gallery at Princeton Day School presents the photographs of Katie Orlinsky in an exhibition titled “A Quiet Defiance: The Women’s War in Mali,” on view from Nov. 20 through Dec. 14. An artist’s reception will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 12:30 to 1 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Orlinsky is a photographer and cinematographer based in New York City, and has spent more than a decade as a photojournalist covering news and feature stories around the world for major publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, and National Geographic. She has received photographic awards from organizations including the Art Director’s Club, PDN30, Visa Pour L’image, Pictures of the Year International, and she was recently honored with the 2016 Paris Match Female Photojournalist of the Year Award . She has also received artist grants from the Magnum Foundation, Getty Images, the Howard Buffet Foundation, and the Pulitzer Center.
The exhibition focuses on photographs she took while in Mali in 2013. A grant from the International Reporting Project allowed her to travel throughout northern Mali for a month and speak to women about their experiences under Islamic rule. In a recent article in the New York Times about these photographs, Orlinsky noted that she had “always been interested in Mali’s vibrant culture and wanted to understand how women were affected by the new laws.” She also noted in the article, “The Jihadists inflicted so much on the women in the north of the country…. It made just living almost illegal for women.” The exhibition is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, when the school is in session and by appointment on weekends.