2 Oct.

Picturing Family: Visions of Africa/New Haven

7pm-10pm Bradley Street Bicycle Co-Op, 138 Bradley St, New Haven, Connecticut 06511 (860) 662-1496

Come check out some stunning photography by West African teen girls. These girls work as event and portrait photographers in their village in The Gambia so they can afford to stay in school and expand their options in life. The theme is “Family: However you Define It,” and presents personal, touching images only possible through the unique vision of the girls. Their success is a testament to what people can achieve when given the chance.

Connecticut photographer Shelley Cryan will be on hand to describe how she launched the training program to impart to the girls the skills needed to run their businesses and how it has impacted the community. The photo program is part of an overall after-school enrichment program run by Starfish International.

Bradley Street Bicycle Co-op, where the event takes place, is steps from the Yale campus in the East Rock neighborhood of New Haven. We are open as a community space and a place to come work on your bike!

Free admission, light refreshments. Donations graciously accepted but not required. All are welcome.

See photos from this fun event here.