Mother Democracy - Nobel Peace Center

Nobel Peace Center


  1. Photo: Pietro Masturzo / OnOff Picture
  2. Photo: Soe Than Win / AFP Photo

Mother Democracy

16 June 2012–29 Nov 2012

21 years after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Aung San Suu Kyi finally comes to Oslo to give her Nobel Lecture16 June 2012. On the same day, the exhibition «Mother Democracy» opens at the Nobel Peace Center.

I’ve always thought that the best solution for those who feel helpless is for them to help others. I think then they will start feeling less helpless themselves.
[Aung San Suu Kyi]

Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights. Her husband and two sons received the Prize on her behalf, as she herself was in house arrest in Rangoon.

The exhibition is tribute and a celebration of Aung San Suu Kyi. It shows images from her final release from house arrest 13 November 2010, and of the subsequent political development in Burma.

Several international photographers have followed the events, and among the photographers in the exhibition are Joachim Ladefoged and Chi Yin from VII, Pietro Masturzo from OnOff Picture and James Nacthwey.

– Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel Lecture and her visit to Oslo is an event we have waited for for 21 years! This is a historic moment, and we hope a great number of people join us on this occasion to celebrate her, says Bente Erichsen, Executive Director of the Nobel Peace Center.

Watch the celebration from 16 June 20012 here:

Read more about the celebrations here.