Last week I told you that one of my images was selected to be in an upcoming exhibit.  I wanted to take a second and give you a little more detail.

The International Guild of Visual Peacemakers (IGVP), hosted by The-Prop.org, is having it’s Prints of Peace exhibition at the Artist’s Central Exchange in Chicago, IL on April 15th and 16th to help raise awareness for the cause of Visual Peacemaking and to help IGVP get it’s 501(c)3 off the ground to commission works of visual peace all over the globe. The event will be an interactive photography exhibition featuring a collaborative of Visual Peacemaking photographers as well as local photographers, exploring the inherent beauty and dignity of humanity and the impact of visual media. The event will open Friday night and be open all day Saturday.

I was honored to have the below image selected as one of the images at the exhibit. The print will be on sale at the Exhibit and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of my print as well as the others there will go to IGVP.  And as always, if a print of mine that was taken while on assignment for an organization is sold, I will also send a portion of the proceeds to that organization to go back to the specific project. If you will be in there area, please make your way by and check out the event.  I’m sure it will be great.  And if you’re not but know someone in the area, please be sure and let them know.

young kenyan school children eager to learn by lane a. davis.

Teach And I Will Learn - Young boys in Eastern Kenya make use of the concrete floor in the absense of suitable desks at their school.

A little behind this frame:  This frame was part of a larger series of images taken in Eastern Kenya in May of 2010.  Bright Hope World, and organization I was working for last year partners with an incredible couple named Robert and Rose who have given their life to the holistic development of their community and the surrounding areas. I spent some time with them last year capturing stories of the work they were doing. Realizing that kids were walking from a village (some 10k’s each way) all the way to their town to go to school they realized the deep need to start a school in this village as well.  So with what little resources they have, they have been slowly starting and building a school to meet this need.  The school has experienced numerous setbacks along the way but the kids are still coming to learn and thankful for an education.

To view a few more images from this series you can view them here on the IGVP site.