Alabaster Mobile Clinic Presents
Called By a New Name:
Portraits and Still Lifes by Students in Kenya’s Distant Places
A Photo Exhibit & Gala
What do students in two of Kenya’s forgotten communities have to show us? A lot, it turns out. After traveling to Kenya to partner in medical care for five summers straight, we decided to put cameras in the hands of the students we met. Our hope was to deepen our relationships with them and the communities they live in. We wanted to learn their names, remember their hearts and see their perspectives. With a few short lessons in orientation, emotion, lighting and background, students showed us the beauty around them.
The title of our exhibit comes from a scripture in the Old Testament book of Isaiah, in which God tells a forgotten group of people that, out of His love for them, He is giving them a new name. This passage reminds us that the conferring of names suggests belonging, remembrance and distinctiveness. We believe these images, captured in a permanent way, tell us that communities and the students who live there are, in fact, not forgotten.
Photos were taken in two distinct and very precious communities:
Endonyolasho Primary School was established ten years ago to provide education to a rural Maasai community about 80 miles southwest of Nairobi, near the border with Tanzania. Some children travel to this school from as far as Tanzania, walking more than 4 hours each way.
Light Rays Primary School is in the heart of Kangemi informal settlement in Nairobi. There, nearly 500 students learn in classrooms butted up against makeshift homes, on about 3,000 square feet of land and classrooms.
This very special evening will feature:
Photo Exhibit & Auction
Light Dinner and Champagne
& a very special film premier of Kenya Dreaming: Phase II
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Admission includes a complimentary Masai Mara Safari print.
*Screening to begin promptly at 8pm
**Free street parking in the area after 7pm
All proceeds from the evening will benefit Alabaster Mobile Clinic programming, including motorbike for the Endonyolasho Clinic, vaccine campaigns in Nairobi settlements and the water project in Endonyolasho.