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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Balancing Act





Khayelitsha township, Cape Town, South Africa


This installation was left in Khayelitsha, a township in Cape Town, last year. The settlement is home to around 500,000 people and experiences many problems such as poverty, crime and a high rate of HIV infection - an estimated 16% of the population. Life can be tough, especially for children. 

This image will be available to purchase from my shows with a percentage of the proceeds going to Baphumelele, a community project in Khayelitsha that aims to help local children. Specifically the money will be used in projects that help children who have been affected by HIV/AIDS - Clemens Cares For Kids which helps children suffering from HIV/AIDS and Baphumelele Children's Home which looks after children who have been orphaned or abandoned. 



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Slinkachu Workshop

To celebrate the launch of my new book 'Global Model Village', Pan Macmillan are holding a Slinkachu workshop at Rich Mix in East London this Sunday 23rd September.


Under the watchful eyes of design collective Craft Guerilla and myself, you can try your hand at creating your own miniature installations with the varied materials available, exploring how you feel about life in the big city.


Take your works out on to the streets of East London, photograph them and twitter the results #slinkachuLondon or upload to facebook.com/slinkachu - my favorite image of the day will win a deluxe edition of the book wihch comes with a signed mini-print!


I will also be signing books that will be available at the event and after you are finished making and shooting, you can kick back with a drink too. Should be fun!



Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Road
London E1 6LA

Sunday 23rd September 2012
12-5pm


Entry is first-come, first served, so arrive early to avoid disappointment! 


20 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, great idea, although I would suggest if people could buy the print online to support the cause it maybe more accessible?

20 September 2012 13:09  
Blogger RYNEM said...

very awesome keep posting

21 September 2012 00:21  
Blogger MP said...

Amazing. Been following you for ages. Will be there x

21 September 2012 16:04  
Blogger shruti jain said...

nyc work... keep it up.... :)

21 September 2012 16:08  
Blogger Brabbels en Kiekjes said...

Perfect!

Liefs,

21 September 2012 16:37  
Blogger nivi said...

sprb.....rly i loved ur work....:)

24 September 2012 19:25  
Blogger Ariana Tayarani said...

awesome !

6 October 2012 02:49  
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14 October 2012 08:16  
Anonymous Pemilukada Kabupaten Nganjuk said...

Amazing. Been following you for ages. Will be there x

23 October 2012 11:03  
Anonymous TRAVELS said...

Great idea! Congratulations!

18 November 2012 02:34  
Anonymous Rachel said...

These are so wonderful. What a great idea.

I've been racking my brains as to what to photograph around Bangkok and you're giving me ideas (don't worry, I won't steal yours :)

Nice job on the photos!!

22 December 2012 17:04  
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Wow, these are just the coolest things ever. It must take so long to get them set up so perfectly.

Gorgeous :)

14 August 2013 15:01  
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