Come check out stunning photography by West African teen girls in this traveling photo exhibit, sponsored by Humanity Now. The exhibit opened in the Fall of 2015 and continues to travel throughout North America. The show will travel to The Gambia in March, 2017. Please see the schedule below.
The theme is “Family: However you Define It.” It presents personal, touching images only possible through the unique vision of the girls.
The show artists are teen girls who work as event and portrait photographers in their village in The Gambia so they can afford to stay in school and become financially independent. Due to cultural and economic challenges, there are limited opportunities for girls in their village. Because jobs are hard to obtain, the girls in this program create their own.
Local teens are invited to participate in the show. Seeing photos from teens from different cultures on the same theme sparks cross-cultural conversations and increases understanding.
Connecticut photographer, Humanity Now board member Shelley McKechnie Cryan, launched the training program seven years ago to share with the girls the skills and tools needed to run their businesses. Funds raised at the photo show will support the ongoing photo entrepreneurship program.
The photo program is part of an overall after-school enrichment program run by Starfish International.
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Lamin Village, The Gambia March 2017
New York, NY, May 16 2016
Pictures coming soon!
Juniata College African Girls Education Symposium presenters. Click on heading to see photo show images.
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