Picturing Family: Visions of West Africa Traveling Photo Show
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Friends

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.

Please contact info@humanitynow.us if you’d like the photo exhibit to travel to your town.

Next Show:

Lamin Village, The Gambia March 2017

 

Past Shows:

New York, NY, May 16 2016

Pictures coming soon!

 

New York, NY, April 27

NY Presbyterian Visions of Africa photo show. April 27, 2016.
NY Presbyterian Hospital Visions of Africa photo show. April 27, 2016.

 

 

Huntingdon PA, Juniata College, April 18-20, 2016

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Juniata College African Girls Education Symposium presenters. Click on heading to see photo show images.

Manlius, NY / April 8-16, 2016

Manilas Visions of Africa photo show. April 16, 2016.
Manlius, NY  Visions of Africa photo show.

 

 

Bridgeport, CT/ Nov. 13 – Dec. 5, 2015

Photo Show of Starfish International photographers sponsored by Humanity Now at City Lights Gallery in Bridgeport CT on Fri, Nov .13, 2015.
Photo Show of Starfish International photographers sponsored by Humanity Now at City Lights Gallery in Bridgeport CT on Fri, Nov .13, 2015. Click on image for more details of Bridgeport Show

 

New Haven, CT  October 2, 2015

Picturing Family photo show at Bradley Street Bicycle Co-Op in New Haven CT Oct 2, 2015.
Picturing Family photo show at Bradley Street Bicycle Co-Op in New Haven CT Oct 2, 2015. Click on image for more details of New Haven Show

 

 

 

Please contact info@humanitynow.us to book the show in your town.