Host the Photo Exhibit

Angled view of a row of color and black and white headshots of disabled women displayed on easels
Portraits of the Brilliant and Resilient exhibit on display at the 2016 InterAction Forum
Thank you for your interest in hosting the traveling Brilliant & Resilient Photo Exhibition!

Available to tour national and international galleries and cultural spaces, the Brilliant & Resilient exhibition is a unique exhibition featuring a collection of photographs and personal stories of women with different types of disabilities, all alumni of Mobility International USA’s Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD). Their powerful portraits and vignettes illustrate the issues that significantly impact their lives, including access to education, employment, political power, reproductive health services, and HIV/AIDS and violence prevention.

Exhibition Detailed Description

  • 30 photographs, framed, wire-mounted, non-glare plexiglass, 26" x 30"
  • 30 vignettes, wire-mounted, gator foam, 16" x 20"
  • 5 MP3 players + headphones for audio format of vignettes
  • 2 "About the Exhibit and Photographers" wire-mounted information panels, 16" x 20"
  • Brochures about the exhibit available upon request.
  • Copies of the Brilliant & Resilient Book available for purchase.
  • All vignettes and audiorecordings available in English and Spanish.

Exhibition Costs

Rental fee

$1,750 USD for one month exhibition. (Partial hosting possible, fee negotiable)


The borrower is responsible for door-to-door transportation of the exhibit to the next venue using the MIUSA-designated shipper. In some cases round-trip shipping to the MIUSA office may be required. Shipping costs vary by destination and you will need to contact MIUSA for an estimate. Domestic roundtrip shipping is approximately $700 - $1,000 USD.

International roundtrip shipping is approximately $3,000 - $4,000 USD. The borrower is also responsible for shipping insurance. Note: All materials are shipped in two 47" x 36" x 35" crates. The borrower must be equipped with a loading dock or other access for exhibition delivery.


Borrowers must carry and show proof of insurance on the exhibition from the moment the exhibition comes into the borrower's property to the moment the exhibition leaves the borrowers property.

The Brilliant & Resilient Photo Exhibition made its international debut in Mexico City! Read more about the event.

Revenues from the exhibition and book sales support the next generation of emerging women leaders with disabilities to participate in MIUSA’s women’s leadership trainings.

MIUSA’s women’s programs support the implementation of Article 6 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which promotes the full development, advancement and empowerment of women with disabilities.

For more information or to request this exhibit for your space, please sdunn [at] (subject: hosting%20the%20exhibit) (Contact Us via Email) or call +1-541-343-1284.

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