A Change in the Air – photography exhibition October

A Change in the Air – photography exhibition documenting the changing lives of the nomads in Uganda, supporting 25 years of international NGO PENHA’s work in the Horn of Africa.

A Change in the Air, documenting the Bahima people in Uganda, photography by Vanessa Champion, exhibition at Calumet, Drummond Street, supporting 25 years of international NGO, PENHA.

A Change in the Air, documenting the Bahima people in Uganda, photography by Vanessa Champion, exhibition at Calumet, Drummond Street, supporting 25 years of international NGO, PENHA.

Two week long exhibition of photographs taken by our director and photojournalist Vanessa Champion on location with the Pastoralist and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa (PENHA) in Uganda, which kicks off their year-long cultural and academic festival celebrating 25 Years of essential work in Uganda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan, Kenya and Djibouti.

Generously supported by Fujifilm UK who is printing the whole exhibition on their Photo Pearl Board and kindly hosted by Calumet in their flagship store in Drummond Street, London.

It was an amazing experience to work with these gentle people whose laughter is infectious and kindness completely effervescent!” said Vanessa.  “We left in October 2013, and on expedition with the team in Uganda I discovered that there are rising economic and personal challenges for those nomadic herders whose traditions and heritage is now threatened by a more sedentary life being urged upon them from the government which is recommending that they make a seismic change to their culture and settle into a more agro-pastoralist way of life. While this is of good intention, it means that there has to be a challenging shift in how Pastoralists live their lives. PENHA runs educational programmes to support this change, offering practical provision to increase revenue, training, as well as lobbying at legislative level to ensure the pastoralists’ views and heritage are included in the debate for land rights.”

The photographs document this change and the adaptability of these people as the advance of modernity and the necessity for these gentle people to keep up with the environmental, social and economic revolution.

There will also be a cultural display from PENHA, showcasing their art, textiles, craftwork and jewellery, plus the chance to learn more about the region and the work that PENHA does.

Supported by Calumet, Fujifilm and EIZO

Prints sold raise valuable funds for PhotoAid and PENHA’s work in the Horn, supporting nomadic groups, education programmes for women and children as well as training the families support themselves with new skills. PENHA is a valuable and trusted voice for the Horn of Africa nomadic people internationally

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NEWS POST 22 – Photographers have an EIZO high street experience with Calumet

2 flagship Calumet stores are now home to EIZO monitors for photographers to trial

http://www.eizo.co.uk/EIZO-Calumet.html

Manchester and London now host three of the best EIZO monitors so photographers can put them through their paces.

Offering unbiased product trials in two of the Calumet stores with the heaviest footfall, EIZO and Calumet are now able to invite photographers to learn about colour management, why a monitor makes a difference and to run their own images through the machines so they can see the difference for themselves.

“The Calumet stores are perfect for photographers at any level to actually see for themselves the positive difference that an EIZO CG monitor will make to their pictures,” said Victor Aberdeen, EIZO ColorEdge Sales Manager. “Photographers often are put off by the technical stuff about monitors, but it is about the art, so being able to try them out for themselves brings the advantages into focus, showing photographers the detail ordinary monitors are hiding, which really benefits their images!

Each store has a ColorEdge CG276, CX240 and CS230 – for technical specs please visit www.eizo.co.uk and http://www.eizo.co.uk/EIZO-Calumet.html

“If you’ve never experienced an EIZO, well now here’s your chance.”

There is a free Colour Management Handbook to download through the EIZO UK website. www.eizo.co.uk