By Novell Zwange in Johannesburg, South Africa – Johannesburg City of Dreams an exhibition of photographs taken by British photographer Emma O’Brien over the last six months, opens tomorrow Tuesday 7th December at Upstairs @ Bamboo Cnr 9th Street and Rustenburg Road, Melville, from 10.30am and runs till 6pm on the 15th December.
Since moving to South Africa last year, Emma has been involved with various community outreach programmes, using her skills as a photographer to bring awareness to the work done by each charity.
This exhibition has been generously sponsored by Credit Suisse Standard Securities and will feature photographs of people living on the streets of Johannesburg for Urban Vision, families and their adopted children for Masiphane Havens, photographs taken by boys who attend St John’s College Academy and images taken in Lenasia of the Love and Hope Development Camp.
The aim of the exhibition is to raise awareness and of course funds for all the charity projects, so there will be a variety of Christmas gifts available for sale including framed prints, sponsor a child gifts, locally crafted items, music CD’s and many more. The exhibition will also be running a prize draw for the duration of the exhibition which will include some great prizes. All proceeds from gift sales and prize draw entries are going back to the charities.
The exhibition launch party will be on Wednesday 8th December at 7.30pm.
This is a pre-Christmas event with the aim of raising funds and awareness for the charities Emma is involved with. These include: Love and Hope Development Camp, Urban Vision, Child Haven and St John’s College Academy.
The launch night is set to be very exciting, with entertainment from the Love and Hope Camp Marimba Band and Gum Boot dancers, an auction of photographs and various charitable gifts available for sale, so please come along and join us.