This past January, I posted a our original call for cameras, asking you to donate any digital cameras your not using to our Wichi/H20 project. Thirty cameras, four trips to the Hickmann Wichi community and over 4000 photos later, I am pleased to present our first exhibition of these photos.
Original photos taken by the children of the Hickmann Wichi community. See the world through their eyes from the Wichi/H20 project of Cloudhead Art Foundation.
Inauguration August 1, 2011 at 7pm
Exhibition runs from August 1-13, 2011 at the Casa de la Cultura, Sala Mecano in Salta, Argentina.
Bear with me for a moment while I gush. The photos are really incredible. From photos of pigs lounging by the cooking fire to squash picking to preparing dinner in huge metal pots over a fire, the photos tell the story of their lives. They show how these children live and what they love to do.
One boy named Javier has already developed his own style. I always know it's his photo because whether he's out exploring drain pipes or walking across dry cracked earth, his bare foot peeks into the right side of the photo.
What we're trying to create here is art. When people buy these photos -- be it originals, reworked through photoshop or on t-shirts -- they buy them because they love the photo and not simply out of kindness.
Even better, when you buy one of these photos, all profits go toward fruit trees, goats and gardening tools, so the photographer and the members of his community move one step away from dying of malnutrition and one step closer to supporting themselves through sustainable means.
Thank Yous & Appreciation To:
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If you're interested in getting involved in Wichi/H20 or any of our other projects, you can send me your information through the Cloudhead website.
We're also currently accepting cameras for donation. So if you have a digital camera you're no longer using, consider sending it for this project.