Women, War and Peace Exhibition in Swansea Civic Centre Library

WCIA are delighted to have the opportunity to bring a deeply moving and internationally renowned photographic exhibition to new audiences in Swansea Civic Centre, as part of the 'Now the Hero / Now for More' programme of events through September, commissioned by 14-18NOW to mark the centenary of the end of WW1.

International photojournalist Lee Karen Stow has spent a decade documenting the personal narratives of women of war and conflict, and women who campaign for peace, from Sierra Leone to Snowdonia and now Swansea. Her powerful portraits and captivating stories are unforgettable.

The Women, War & Peace exhibition in Swansea integrates a strong Welsh storyline, with approx half of the portraits and stories being from women across Wales - from lifelong peace activists, to serving military personnel and refugees.  

“In 2017 Wales for Peace asked me to photograph some of the many women in Wales involved in or affected by war and conflict, along with a fraction of women who have campaigned and who continue to work and hope for peace. The faces on the walls here will only be a few examples of the many individuals out there whose stories have yet to be told and shared. We hope this exhibition can begin a conversation about the historic and ongoing presence of war on our lives, and the ongoing search for peace.” Lee Karen Stow

Lee's stunning photographs and heart-moving stories can be viewed in Swansea Civic Centre Library from 4 September - 4 October 2018.

Download Event Flyer (PDF)

View Flickr Album of Exhibition under Construction 


Women, War & Peace - Swansea Civic Centre Library

Find out more about the Welsh stories behind 'Women War & Peace'


View previous exhibition at the Senedd in Cardiff

View article on 'Enjoy Swansea Bay'

Find out about the Welsh Women Campaigning for Peace Today


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