It’s my great pleasure to invite you to our very first Umuzi photography exhibition. Please join us to view these arresting images of Johannesburg township life, taken by children in the program that you have helped to support! This first glimpse into the lives of our South African students will take place on July 9, 2009 (one-night only) at Rabbit Hole Studio in DUMBO, Brooklyn.
High quality prints will be on sale with all proceeds going towards funding projects at the children’s schools, which sorely need basic infrastructure.
We are also holding a used camera donation drive, and ask you to bring along any old digital cameras you no longer use.
Blue Point Brewing Company will be sponsoring the event. Snacks will be served.
Umuzi is a photography club for primary and secondary school learners in Soweto and other developing communities in Johannesburg, South Africa. Through a series of highly interactive and fun workshops, learners are introduced to photography basics and visual literacy. At each workshop, learners receive their own film cameras, which they carry for a week, playing the role of a documentary photographer. In the following workshops, they scrutinize their prints and build a portfolio of their favorite work, which is bound into an album they keep. The organization strives to uphold the importance of artistic self-expression and critical thinking through the art of photography.
Hope to see you all there!