A committed advocate for women’s global health through film and photography to educate and inspire change.
Celebrating 20 years with SafeHands
An interview with Nancy is inspiring
“Travel, photography and film are my passions. Through the lens, I have explored globally various cultures and traditions. Photography and film are powerful communication tools that supersede the limitations imposed by literacy and language. They can enhance, inspire and empower us to take action.”
“I continue to marvel at the power and ‘beauty’ of Nancy’s work. Her contributions to women globally through advocacy is difficult to quantify, but is huge.”
“Nancy is the mother for all mothers in Ethiopia.”
“There is no subject too difficult or taboo for Nancy to tackle.”
Storytelling Through the Lens
Nancy Durrell McKenna is the Founder Director of SafeHands, A UK charity dedicated to improving maternal health and the sexual reproductive rights of women and girls nationally and internationally.
MUJER (WOMAN), La Coruña, Spain
The exhibition, MUJER, launched International Women’s Day, 8 March 2023 in the pedestrian street Calle Compostela, in the heart of La Coruña, NW Spain.
“It was a dream realised. If you have a message, take it to the street.” –Nancy Durrell McKenna
The exhibition sparked dialogue about important women’s issues and paid tribute to the ordinary women who have played a role in their countries, communities, and families and who are committed to a more gender equal world.
Meet some of the individuals who shared their insights about the exhibition on NDM instagram page.
In SafeHands Exhibition
The travelling exhibition continues to inspire and raise awareness of important themes that affect women and girls globally.
Photos from The College of Medicine, La Coruña Spain / Colegio Oficial de Médicos, de A Coruña España
Fundación CajaGranada, Granada Spain, October 5-December 3 2023
More information to come.
Touched by a Midwife and One Aspect of Woman photographic exhibitions depict the extraordinary form of the pregnant body with the skill and love of a Midwife. These photographs have been purchased by the Whittington Hospital Trust to adorn the walls of its Birth Centre 2021.
The Cutting Tradition
This moving and sensitive documentary narrated by Oscar winning actor Meryl Streep, highlights, in a non judgmental way, the complex social, religious, cultural and economic issues which underpin the ongoing practice of female genital mutilation (FGM).
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“Nancy’s images reveal an empathy, an artistic quality that transcends photojournalism.”