Chile's 9/11 - Amnesty International exhibition of photos of Pinochet's Chile by award-winning photojournalist Julio Etchart
From 9 - 20 September, Amnesty International will be hosting a photography exhibition at its UK headquarters in Shoreditch to mark the 40th anniversary of General Augusto Pinochet’s bloody military coup in Chile.
The coup took place on 11 September 1973 and signalled the beginning of a regime that would commit horrific human rights abuses for the next 16 years. Thousands of people were illegally detained, tortured, killed or 'disappeared'.
Photographer Julio Etchart spent the 1980s documenting life under Pinochet and resistance to his regime, both in Chile and in the UK. His photographs were published in many leading UK and international newspapers, including the Guardian, Sunday Times and New York Times, and exhibited by Amnesty International.
Now, Amnesty is hosting an updated version of Julio's original 1988 exhibition, to remember Pinochet’s victims and celebrate international solidarity and the bravery of those who fought back against his regime.
Pinochet died in 2006 without being tried for his crimes. Many other perpetrators of human rights abuses during his regime have still not been prosecuted. Forty years on from the coup, thousands of victims and their families are still waiting for justice.
What: Exhibition of photographs of Pinochet’s Chile by award-winning photo journalist Julio Etchart.
Where: Amnesty International UK, Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA
When: Monday 9 September – Friday 20 September, weekdays only.
Opening hours: 9am-5pm