So I’ve been mentoring with First Exposures for a bit now and it’s a wonderful program. I first found out about it looking for information on a similar idea to get started up through our own studio here at Orange but found out that it already existed. Last year we got to send over some of our mentees to Ghana where one of the mentors had set up a similar program and the result is the exhibition now showing at SF Camerawork. There’s a benefit on March 25th starting at 6:00pm at Camerawork () which I would encourage everyone to check out to support the program and most importantly the kids. Below is an image by Amdia, one of the Ghanain youth. It’s sliding scale from $10+ and we’ll also be debuting a multimedia project I helped work on with the kids in association with Adobe Youth Voices. Come check it out!
A benefit event in celebration of the exhibition
United in Nima: Bay Area and Ghanaian Youth Share Lives Through the Lens
Download the press release here
The event will feature a silent auction of photographs in the exhibition, the premiere showing of the First Exposures Adobe Youth Voices multimedia art project, DJs spinning African music, hors d’oeuvres, and a no-host bar.
All proceeds benefit First Exposures, Camerawork’s photography mentoring program