Photo Exhibition: Out of His Life by Patricia Esteve, Apr. 18-22 2018 @ Kenya Cultural Centre

April 10, 2018 at 4:07 pm Leave a comment

Opening: April 18, 2018
Venue: Kenya Cultural Centre/Kenya National Theatre

Until: April 22, 2018

How is life after suicide? This is a documentary project, which gathers the experiences of people in Kenya who have tried to commit suicide or who have lost a loved one to suicide. Using photography I collect their testimonies throughout the country, on the stigma surrounding suicide as well as the social and legal injustice they face. According to the Kenyan Law Nº 226 of the Penal Code: ‘‘Anyone who attempts to commit suicide is guilty of a crime’’; the sentence being two years in prison or a fine or both. With this work I want to contribute to overcome the stigma associated with suicide and bring about a shift from the punitive treatment to psychosocial care, as well as to end the legal consideration of suicide as a criminal activity.

Patricia Esteve


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