Afghan Street Angels Photographic Exhibition in association with Friends of Aschiana UK
OCT 27TH – NOV 12TH 2014
Venue: Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre,17-25 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch High St, London EC2A 3EA Tel 020 7033 1500 Open daily 8.30am -6.00pm Entrance FREE.
Street Angels joins UK registered charity, FRIENDS OF ASCHIANA in this unique exhibition, to raise funds and awareness and to give something back to these children and thousands like them.
UK photo-journalist GUY SMALLMAN and Kabul-based artist AZIM FAKRI, taught 5 street working children the basics of photography, then gave them cameras and left them to capture these astonishing images of their lives in the poorest areas of Kabul. Guy and Azim aimed to raise awareness about the plight of children such as these, not by telling their stories for them, but by empowering them to do it themselves. Now the exhibition joins forces with Friends of Aschiana UK, which exists only to support the work of Aschiana the School for Street Working Children Afghanistan. Aschiana is one of the most loved and iconic organisations, particularly amongst the poorest in society. It is designed to get children off the streets and into full-time education, whilst providing support for their families. 100% of donations received via Street Angels’ Photographic Exhibition, will go via Friends of Aschiana UK, directly to improve the lives of street working children in Afghanistan.
Street Angels is the work of 5 Afghan street working children: MATEEN aged 14, who spends his days selling chewing gum and phone cards on the streets of Kabul; NAJIBULLAH aged 12, washes cars beside the road, day and night; ZARAH aged 11, shines shoes for strangers for a living; AHAD aged 11, also cleans shoes; BAHRAN aged 13, sells chewing gum.
For more information contact:
Caroline Mylon, Friends of Aschiana UK