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afar and beyond

OPENING: Thursday, September 29, 2016 18:00 - 20:00

ARTIST TALK: Thursday, October 6, 2016 18:00 - 20:00

 

The Horn of Africa is one of the hottest places on earth.  The people who inhabit it have persevered through famine and drought, two constant realities. This collection of photographs is a glimpse into the lives of the desert dwelling nomadic Afar tribe, the Afar refugees and the diversity and colour enjoyed in the City of Harare.

This collection would not have been possible had I not had the unique opportunity to participate in this rare adventure with the Can-Go Afar Foundation.

The Can-Go Afar Foundation is an Ottawa-based Canadian humanitarian organization working to raise funds, deliver worthy projects, and advocate for the Afar people. Can-Go Afar works closely with NGOs operating in Ethiopia. Past and current projects include BioSand water filters, funding, medical supplies and expertise for the only maternity hospital, supporting education and housing for orphaned children, post-secondary education bursaries for Afar students, and emergency aid to refugees and internally displaced Afar. It believes in capacity building and sustainability, consistent with the UN millennium goals.

 

Exposure Gallery 1255 Wellington St. West, Ottawa

 

Exposure Gallery is a creative collaboration between the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa and Thyme and Again. This space functions not only as a sophisticated gallery space, but also as a restaurant, a gathering space, and a venue for special events. Through this collaboration, we hope to strengthen the existing community and to introduce a new audience to the appreciation of photo-based art. The gallery is located on the top floor of Thyme and Again.