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{September 3, 2009}   Contrasting Lives

This is a very thoughtful article in The Curator Magazine about an exhibition of photographic works, and the authors experiences at the opening party. The article contrasts the  realities of subject (trafficked women) and observers (opening event revelers) and highlights  a world that wants to help but ends up being merely superficial. Sobering.



{August 31, 2009}   Voice for the Voiceless concert

This classical concert will take Place on October 30th. The money raised will go to the charity A Voice for the Voiceless set up by photographer Susi Childers. Focusing on Africa they are involved with making a documentary, fundraising and awareness raising through creativity, action and prayer. Nearest Station Tamagawa Seigajuin. Tickets 2500 yen or 1500 for students and children. 

From their website

Every year according to UNICEF, more than 1 million children enter the oldest trade in the world, prostitution. From the age of three, people rape and abuse them to break their wills. They are forced to prostitute their innocence to pay off debt to their owners and other commodities like rent, food and clothing. They are refugees. War and genocide displace millions of people. Take the Saharawi for example. 27 Years ago they were ejected from their homeland for the minerals and fisheries. For 27 years they have lived outcast and alone. For 27 years they have cried for justice, yet the vast expanse of the hostile Sahara mutes their cry.



et cetera