The award winning American photographer Lynsey Addario and the BBC World’s chief correspondent Lyse Doucet will together with the Nobel Peace Center create the Nobel Peace Prize exhibition 2014 on Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi.
On the second Friday in October every year, the eyes of the world turn to Oslo. As the Nobel Peace Prize is announced at the Nobel Institute, preparations for the Peace Prize Exhibition are kicked off. This has been the tradition since the very first Nobel Peace Prize exhibition was launched at the Nobel Peace Center in 2005. Nine Nobel Peace Prize exhibitions has been made and presented at the Nobel Peace Center, and the tenth exhibition is under production. It’s time to look at the highlights from all the Nobel Peace Prize exhibitions.
In 2014 it is 50 years since Martin Luther King, Jr. – one of history’s greatest icons of non-violent activism – was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Since 1964, all the documents relating to the award – nominations, notes and reports – have been classified as secret, and kept under lock and key in the Norwegian Nobel Committee’s extensive archive, until now.
In his testament from 1895 Alfred Nobel instructs the executors of the will to give the Peace Prize “to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses”.