…to the faraway towns… and the urban centers of South East Asia where Friends primarily work are indeed very far away from London.
However, Wednesday 21st November will see a unique one-day exhibition taking place in the UK’s capital of photographic images created by the children and young people that we work with, one that spans over a decade of child’s-eye perspectives on their lives and meeting the challenges they need to overcome to become a productive member of society again.
From the mean streets of post-war Phnom Penh to the relative calm of a poor Laotian community, the photographs reflect the children, their lives and their journey – their unflinchingly graphic depictions of street life, how they turned the tables to photograph the tourists who flock to the Angkor Temples, to enjoying the simple fun of being allowed to be a child once more.
The exhibition is also unique in that it takes place over one day, at the prestigious Rich Mix venue. We are indebted to leading UK PR organization Ogilvy PR, who are curating and meeting any costs involved in the exhibition. Matt Henson from Ogilvy came across an exhibition held by our program there when he was on holiday in Laos last year, and this was the spur that led him to being the driving force behind this UK exhibition.
Thank you to Ogilvy PR for providing this great opportunity to increase awareness of the work of Friends, and if you are in or around London on the 21st do please try to get along to view the work of the children and young people.
Street Life: Through A Lens
Wednesday 21st November
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, City of London, London, Greater London, E1 6LA