On the International Day of the Girl and the launch of the World Vision national campaign, "Together, let's eliminate child marriage in Mauritania" on October 11, 2018, the visual artist Amy Sow and her team in partnership with World Vision Mauritania, invited young girls to come express themselves through photography to fight against child marriage #OneGirl #OneParole #WorldVisionMauritania A photo studio was set up by Amy Sow, founder of ArtGallé and World Vision goodwill ambassador for the campaign. The best photographs have been exhibited at Artgallé gallery since November 2nd.
"Love, beauty, innocence. This rare pearl must be protected, nurtured and educated However, in our societies, child marriage, which is a form of violence against girls, is growing every day. It is dangerous for the health of the child. How many girls suffer these atrocities in our towns and villages? Lets fight against these harmful and unfounded practices " Amy Sow.
Amy Sow, Aminata Habib Sow, was born in 1977 in Nouakchott is a
Visual artist and self-taught photographer, resident in Nouakchott.
First Vice President of the Collectif of young Mauritanian visual artists, M-ART, initiator of ArtGalle (a gallery which first goal is to popularize plastic arts in Mauritania).
Amy Sow's passion goes back to her childhood. She has been trained since and perfected in calligraphy, painting and photography.
Oscillating between figurative and abstract, she loves subjects related to the woman's experience.
Painting for her is the best way to express her freedom. A freedom that she wants to live fully and that she wishes to all women here and elsewhere.
As a free minded artist, she continues to evolve Art in feminine by exhibiting in all the continent, among many others, at the biennial of Dakar, the palace Chaillot and the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, the contemporary arts museum of Carthage in Tunis.