OUR EXHIBITS

The Through Her Eyes Project produces multimedia exhibits, online and on the ground, to create a global movement to bring awareness and support to girls and women’s sports around the world. We profile athletes of all ages and abilities to showcase how and why sports empower girls and women. We collect and gather girls and women’s voices and showcase their collective experiences, to demonstrate what they gain from participation in sports and the challenges they face in pursuing a space to play.

We produce traveling exhibitions, pop-up exhibits, and online exhibits comprised of photographs and documentaries, to encourage girls and women to play, increase funding for girls and women’s sports, and create opportunities for girls and women to get in the game both on and off the field. 

Check out some of the places we have exhibited our work below. 

 

SIX CITY TOUR OF ECUADOR

we took OUR multimedia exhibit consisting of close to 75 photographs, and 50 short video profiles of girls and women who play sports in Ecuador, back to the country where we first started the project.

Over the course of a month in 2011, we set up exhibits in six cities and shared these voices, faces, and lives with people in Guayaquil, Quito, Cuenca, Loja, Ambato, and Puyo. Each of these cities have a distinct and regional characteristic from their people, to their food, to their customs, and even their weather. These distinct characteristics affects its citizens, and also where and how we put on our exhibits. 

In some places we held exhibits in public squares, in other places in community centers. We held small group discussions and large town hall style meetings about girls/women and sport.  We displayed the photos and videos in each of these cities with the help of community partners, and athletes featured in the exhibits. And in each city, we held our exhibits in spaces open to the public and sometimes held the exhibits outside to attract as man people as we could.

We launched the six city tour in Guayaquil, Ecuador during the annual book fair which draws thousands of visitors through it's doors. We were honored to have then President of the Ecuadorian Olympic Committee, Danilo Carrera, celebrate our opening night with us. Along with long time collaborator Sandra López, former press director at the Ecuadorian Olympic Committee, who has worked to support the project from the start, the exhibit drew large crowds and a great response. Check out a video of the tour above.

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CHICAGO ART DEPARTMENT

In 2012, we displayed our exhibit in the U.S. for the first time at the Chicago Art Department. This multimedia exhibit included two large projection screens of videos and two individual viewing stations where visitors could watch and listen to stories. We showcased close to 50 photographs, complete with selected quotes from many of the girls and women profiled.

Hundreds of visitors made their way through the exhibit over the course of a few days, including school groups, sports teams, and special sessions for small group viewings and discussions. The exhibit could not have been possible without exhibit design assistance from Steve Juras, Kyle Fletcher, and Robert Stanton, and digital assistance and design from Derek Olson to create and program the alternating large scale video displays.

 

SOUTH AMERICAN BEACH GAMES

During the 2013, South American Beach Games in Manta, Ecuador, The Through Her Eyes Project was invited by the Ecuadorian Olympic Committee and South American Beach Games host committee to set up a pop-up exhibit of the photographs on the beach during the games. With spectators and athletes from all over South America, the exhibit caught the eyes of visitors from all over the region.

CHICAGO ART PODS POP UP EXHIBIT

Following our Chicago Art Department exhibit success, The Through Her Eyes Project won a coveted opportunity to display photographs and videos in the Chicago Art Pods on Halsted Street in 2012. Filling various storefronts along the street, the exhibit remained up for a few months, and the reach was far and wide.

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CHICAGO RED STARS GAME POP UP

The Chicago Red Stars invited us to set up an outdoor exhibit at one of their home games. The crowds went wild for the photos and we engaged some of the young girls in our small group conversations during half time.

YWCA EVANSTON POP UP EXHIBIT

Following the success of the Chicago exhibit launch, THE was invited to put on a small pop up exhibit of the photos in the exhibit at the YWCA of Evanston. The exhibit was front and center at the entrance of the YWCA, and garnered lots of attention and eyes from visitors to people passing through.

WNBA CHICAGO SKY GAME POP UP

The Through Her Eyes Project was invited by the WNBA Chicago Sky team to help them celebrate National Women in Sports Day by setting up a pop up exhibit at one of their game days. With honored speakers, a special half time performance, and our exhibit, it was a fantastic way for us to share our project with young and old Sky fans alike, and celebrate the day.

EVANSTON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL WOMEN IN SPORTS DAY EVENT POP UP EXHIBIT

In 2017, The Through Her Eyes Project founder Liz Stanton returned to her alma mater for a one day pop up exhibit and discussion to celebrate E.T.H.S.'s annual Women in Sports day event.  She spoke with students about The Through Her Eyes Project, the importance of women and sports around the world, and how it relates to the students of E.T.H.S.

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