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“For those who died trying” photo exhibition tour

15 September 2016


Upcoming exhibition locations:

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Dordrecht, Netherlands

Dates: 15-29 January 2017, Wednesday – Sunday, 14:00 – 20:00

Location: DOOR, Voorstraat 142

Opening Event: 15th January at 16:00

More information: info [at]


About the project:

‘For those who died trying’ presents the photographs of 37 murdered or abducted human rights defenders in Thailand. This project by Protection International looks to remember those who died defending human rights and protecting the environment by placing a portrait of the human rights defender, when possible, at the exact place he or she was murdered or abducted. Photographs by Luke Duggleby.

Also, check out The New York Times article about the exhibition, “Murdered After Defending Thailand’s Environment“.

EUROPE TOUR 2016-2017

  • 9-11 May 2016 – Place des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 26-30 September 2016 – European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
  • 17-23 October 2016 – Casa de la Juventud, Pamplona, Spain
  • 29 November 2016 – 1st beneficiaries meeting. La Tricoterie, Brussels, Belgium.
  • 15-29 January 2017 – DOOR, Dordrecht, Netherlands


  • POSTPONED 14-19 October 2016 – Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • POSTPONED 22-27 November 2016 – Bangkok, Thailand

In respect and in mourning, the Thailand Launching of the Photo Exhibition “For Those Who Died Trying” is POSTPONED

In deep sadness at the passing of His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Protection International POSTPONES the Photo Exhibition to a date to be further communicated.

This is the Thailand tour of the international photo exhibition already featured in Geneva at the UN Palais de Nations, Switzerland (May 2016) and the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium (September 2016) with the participation of Canada’s Ambassador to Thailand Ms. Donica Pottie, and WHRD/Human Rights Commissioner Ms. Angkana Neelpaijit.

The event was supposed to take place in Chiang Mai, University Art Museum, from 14 to 19 October and in Bangkok, Thailand Cultural Center, from 22 to 26 November. The Opening Ceremony was planned for October 15th.



Protection International and MEP Pier Antonio Panzeri invite you to the opening of the photo exhibition ‘For Those Who Died Trying’

Tuesday, 27th September 2016 at 16h in Brussels, European Parliament – 5th floor balcony area

The exhibition will run from 26-30 September at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Please confirm your attendance to the opening by sending your name, surname, date of birth, citizenship and the number of your ID card or passport by 20th September midday to: ao [at]


Protection International and la Casa de la Juventud invite to the photo exhibition ‘For Those Who Died Trying’

From 17-23 October 2016 at la Casa de la Juventud, Pamplona, Spain.

Thailand, the official residence of H.E. Ms Donica Pottie ambassador of Canada to the Kingdom of Thailand

Selected pieces of “For Those Who Died Trying” are featured at the official residence of H.E. the ambassador of Canada in Thailand for the “16 Days of Activism Against Gender violence” campaign and Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

The photos will also be displayed during a lunch for women human rights defenders event to mark International Human Rights Day on Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at the official residence of the ambassador of Canada.