Photo exhibition Invictus Games opened

From 16 to 22 April, The Hague will host the Invictus Games. In the run-up to this event, to draw the attention of as many residents as possible to this unique event, a special photo exhibition is now visible at five locations in The Hague. This morning, this photo exhibition was opened by Sjaak Bral, ambassador of the event, in the presence of all those portrayed. With the Peace Palace in the background, a beautiful picture of The Hague.

Competitors and ambassadors of the Invictus Games proudly reveal their own portrait.
Photo: Sander Foederer

Sjaak Bral: “In The Hague, we are not easily proud. Where other cities pat themselves on the back with every fart (Amsterdam) or pride is ingrained in their DNA (Rotterdam), we think: just do it. That is why it is fantastic that the Invictus Games are being held in our city. Then we can still show our sense of pride – to all those fantastic athletes. We can be touched by their perseverance and inspired by their achievements. This photo exhibition and the accompanying impressive interviews definitely contribute to that.”

Photo exhibition Tattoo talk

The exhibition shows the portraits and tattoos of participants from the Dutch Invictus Games team and of well-known people from The Hague. All seven of them were present to reveal their own photo. One side of the exhibition shows the powerful portraits of the participants and famous people from The Hague, the other side a close-up of a tattoo that is very special to them. The photo exhibition can be viewed free of charge from today in the Zuiderpark, at The Hague University, at Wijkpark de Verademing and on the Scheveningen boulevard. From next Tuesday, two more locations will be added: the photo exhibition can then also be seen in the Atrium (town hall in The Hague) and at the Lange Vijverberg.

Resilient stories through audio tour

Behind every tattoo of the participants and well-known people from The Hague, there is a resilient story. They tell these stories in the interviews that can be listened to via the QR code. In this way, they let the people of The Hague and visitors to The Hague get to know the event and the impressive stories of the veterans. By also showing the stories behind the tattoos of the famous people from The Hague, the photo exhibition shows that resilience is something that belongs to all of us.

The photo exhibition can be visited until Sunday, 24 April.

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