Yoneki Kathugu. Uganda, 2013
The CONTACT is excited to announce the opening of our new space! The Gallery’s inaugural exhibition is a special project presented in collaboration with the Nzirambi Education Fund.
Nzirambi by Johan Hallberg-Campbell
November 22 – December 20, 2014
Public Closing Party Thursday December 18, 6 – 9pm
Join us for a special fundraising event on Friday November 21 to preview the exhibition and benefit the Nzirambi Education Fund in Uganda. All proceeds will directly contribute to tuition fees for a group of young women in their final year of university.
For details about the fundraiser and to purchase tickets, click here!
In December 2013, Johan Hallberg-Campbell spent several weeks in Uganda, photographing at the Nzirambi Orphanage, a family-run centre outside Kampala. The resulting series of photographs and video illustrate daily life at the orphanage and its impact on the many individuals who call it home. This exhibition includes portraits of the orphanage’s residents and staff, as well as landscapes of the surrounding region.
About the Nzirambi Education Fund
The Nzirambi Education Fund is a grassroots initiative helping children from the Nzirambi Orphanage to access higher levels of education. Established over 25 years ago by Dorothy Nzirambi, the orphanage is home to more than 120 orphaned and vulnerable children from the area. To date, the fund has raised more than $60,000 and sponsored eight individuals through various levels of education, including five young women who are currently in university. The Fund helps break the cycle of poverty, by providing access to education.
About the Artist
Johan Hallberg-Campbell was born in the Highlands of Scotland and has been living and working in Canada since 2007. He is a graduate of The Glasgow School of Art, and his work has been published and exhibited internationally.
Johan’s photographic work explores what it means to belong to a community with traditions rooted in heritage, and alternatively what happens when one’s “place” is altered, removed, or shifted. With the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, he is continuing his long-term project ‘Coastal’, documenting the Canadian coastlines.
As a freelance photographer, Johan has worked on assignments for numerous publications and institutions worldwide. He has curated 45 exhibitions of photography in galleries such as VII gallery, New York and Pikto, Toronto, and is the photo editor at Raw View magazine alongside Donald Weber.
We would like to thank TIW, The Gilder, and Lamin 8, for supporting the exhibition, as well as the many local businesses that contributed to the fundraising event.
CONTACT gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
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