Kids with Cameras – Life in Camp Hope, Nepal
Photo Show Opening | April, 25th 2017 | 7:30pm to 9:00pm
RSVP Required | Click here to complete the RSVP form
We are honored to announce an incredibly meaningful photo show that showcases the photographic work of young kids. Their photographs tell a story of hope and triumph over tragedy. It’s the story of life in Camp Hope, Nepal.
Camp Hope is a refuge camp located on the outskirts of Kathmandu, and is a direct result of the devastating earthquake that rocked the small nation of Nepal in 2015. Hundreds of people who lost their homes and villages came together in Camp Hope to start a new community. They left behind social differences and worked together to move forward with their lives, and to find a sense of normalcy. And through photography, the kids of Camp Hope have documented daily life in raw and candid fashion, through their innocent and unassuming eyes. It is on the two-year anniversary of this earthquake that we will host the show’s Opening, celebrating the kids, their photographs, and ultimately their triumph over despair.
The photos were captured using cameras that we donated to the kids. This was made possible by East Bay local and photojournalist, Jeff Greenwald. Jeff has traveled extensively and spent numerous days in Camp Hope, getting to know the kids and their families. He delivered the cameras, and gave them some pointers on how to use them. The results have been nothing short of amazing. During the Opening, Jeff will give a short talk and slide show regarding his experience of Camp Hope, and the people who live there that have become his friends.
The showcased photographs will be available for purchase, with all proceeds (other than the cost of paper/ink) going directly to rebuilding the kids’ school and community, via the American Himalayan Foundation.
As a side note, we ran a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign last year to help the kids and their families rebuild their school and community. We raised over $13,000 in this effort. Below are a couple letters that the kids wrote to people that contributed. The letters are super sweet, and remind us how important work like this can and should be.
We sincerely hope you will join us for the Opening. Great photographs, visual storytelling, purchasable prints for a good cause and refreshments await! Click here to RSVP.