Over the past year, I have traveled to West Bengal in eastern India and the Samburu region of north central Kenya, with my partner in DROP BY DROP PHOTO, Chris Majors, in order to focus on issues of drinking water and their solutions. The Samburu Project has installed 40 wells into a semi arid area of north central Kenya, bringing clean water to nearly 40,000 people. Project Well, in West Bengal, has installed nearly 200 bore-dugwells that have addressed the serious problem of arsenic tainted water in that region, currently affecting over six million people. These two organizations have changed lives and Chris and I feel privileged to have borne witness to the great work and sacrifices made by these hard working people.
This exhibition at the Velcro Gallery in San Francisco is a tribute to the people who have benefitted from the work of these organizations.
WITH THANKS TO:
Meera Hira Smith of Project Well
Kristen Kosinski of The Samburu Project
Blue Planet Network
The Adobe Foundation
Chris Majors of Drop by Drop Photo
The Photographs of Rudi Dundas
Samburu and West Bengal Portraits on Display at The Velcro Gallery From Oct 10th to Dec 16th
Open Reception, Saturday Oct 22nd 2:00pm to 6:00pm
560 4th Street San Francisco, CA 94107
All prints are 20″x20″ giclee prints on Hahnemuhle paper, framed in black shadowbox frames. Framed price is $500 for each.
30% of each sale will be tax deductible contribution to The Samburu Project or Project Well
At the opening reception on October 22nd, any print sales will also include a copy of the Catalog Booklet – DRAWING WATER FROM THE WELL by Rudi Dundas