Photo Exhibit of Lahash Photographers – Nov 1st

HOME

Two Portland photographers explore the simple elements and stark beauty of the African home.

Opening Reception on Thursday, November 1 from 6 to 9 PM
Imago Art Space – 512 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

What makes you feel at home? The answer may be as personal as your toothbrush or as universal as the smell of dinner cooking and someone to share it with. Whether you wake up to an alarm clock or a rooster’s crow, our sense of home collectively unites and individually defines us.

While documenting the stories of East Africa’s most vulnerable children, Nate Grubbs and Will Campbell were invited into their kitchens and living rooms. Against the backdrop of bare floors and cracked walls, these two Portland photographers explored the places where the abundant joy of children freely mingles with the harsh limits of poverty.

Rich with color and texture, their photographs invite us into the basic elements of home as they echo the lives lived in these spaces. Come and experience intimate images of daily living, and the beauty that emerges from simplicity and struggle.

Welcome home.

The artists have generously donated all proceeds from this show to Lahash International to help build new homes for orphaned children in northern Uganda. Based in Portland, Lahash partners with African ministries to advocate and care for East Africa’s most vulnerable children. lahash.org

All pieces for this show were produced by Plywerk and mounted on ½” maple panels of sustainably grown and harvested wood. All Plywerk panels are handmade in Oregon by tofu-eating, bike-riding Portlanders. plywerk.com