A committed advocate for women’s global health through film and photography to educate and inspire change.
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.”
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.
In SafeHands is a compilation of thirty years of photographic work dedicated to the women, girls and their communities, who welcomed Nancy into their lives and who trusted her to tell their stories.
In SafeHands Exhibition — on tour
Watch this space as the exhibition continues to inspire and travel 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
InSafeHands Exhibit featured in the media:
- TELVA: La planificación familiar en el Tercer Mundo: el reto de Nancy Durrell McKenna
Photos from the Royal British Columbia Museum Exhibition
Victoria, BC Canada
The 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 exhibitions have been purchased by the Whittington Hospital Trust to adorn the walls of its Birth Centre.
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).
Watch the Film in English
Watch the Film in Spanish
“Nancy’s images reveal an empathy, an artistic quality that transcends photojournalism.”
Nancy Durrell McKenna
Women Deliver Conference, Vancouver BC, Canada