UNEARTH: A tour with UN Photo's Mark Garten
The United Nations is telling its own history and views about major global issues through a compilation of nearly 70 years of archival history – photographs, posters, videos and audios – with an exhibit at a former carriage house near the UN Headquarters in New York.
‘UNEARTH,’ on exhibit at The Gabarron Foundation in Manhattan, is being called the UN’s “most revealing and broadest exhibition ever assembled,” and celebrates its achievements in human rights, development, humanitarian assistance, peace and security.
The exhibit includes 40 photographs dating to the 1950s. Mark Garten, the head of the UN Photo Unit, discusses the selection process and details some of the key images in the photo story below. UNEARTH also includes campaign posters, and a wide range of films, videos and audio that have rarely been seen, as well as works by iconic artists including Victor Vasarely, Robert Rauschenberg, Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, and Cristobal Gabarron.