CARE International’s Street Gallery Photo Exhibition
Published 29 June 2010
CARE International UK celebrates its 25th anniversary with a four-week, open-air photography exhibition on the Thames path, between Blackfriars Bridge and Millennium Bridge. The ‘Street Gallery’ shows Londoners what the organization has achieved since its launch, what its current projects are and what it is working for at the moment too.
Through the pictures we can get closer to the everyday reality of people in need, and hopefully at least for a short time we will forget about our own importance, which many times we tend to overrate.
CARE International is one of the world’s top three aid agencies. The organization’s aim is to create lasting change targeting issues like climate change, water and sanitation, education, farming, business, gender equality, HIV and AIDS, urban poverty and so on.
One of their current projects is the support of people hit by the heavy rains, flooding and landslides in northwestern Myanmar, which affected more than 77.000 people in the middle of June. The CARE project has helped to distribute food and essential items for locals, providing them with much needed assistance.
CARE also has large ongoing programmes in Niger – connected to the food crisis – where 7.8 million people face food insecurity. As Stephane Petitprez, Head of Emergency in CARE Niger says, one of CARE’s long-term development strategies is to directly address the underlying causes of food insecurity, such as decreasing agricultural productivity and desert expansion. These were only two examples of the organization’s countless projects with which it helps 65 million people each year to find a way out of poverty.
The CARE staff, working in over 70 countries around the world, is showing its gratitude to the British public for its support through the years with this thought-provoking exhibition. 25 wonderful photos are displayed from different parts of the world just next to the Tate Modern on London’s Southbank, complete with the acknowledging words of Kofi Annan, the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations. Whether you have supported CARE in the past or not, the Street Gallery exhibition will bring photos from around the world, highlighting both the struggles that is faced but also the joy that the efforts of CARE International have helped bring about.
Street Gallery, an open air photo exhibition by the Thames river, will be on display until the 18th July. Find out more information on CARE International’s Street Gallery page.
To find more about the activity of CARE International, please visit their site at www.careinternational.org.uk.