Kolkata Photographic Exhibition

Four photographers from North Cork who travelled to Kolkata, India, recently are to exhibit a sample of their work in Mallow Library . The four accomplished photographers, Sean Coleman, Morgan O’Neill, Sean Murphy and David Lavery have all been given extensive access to the projects that the Hope Foundation works with  on the streets and slums of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta ) . The  exhibition will be opened by Hope Foundation founder Maureen Forrest on Thursday next, 2nd February at 6.00pm in the library and it will run until Tuesday 15th February. The aim of the exhibition is to give an insight into the life and struggle on the streets of Kolkata. The photographers who are also members of Mallow Camera Club have travelled to Kolkata on numerous occasions between them, to help document the great work carried out by The Hope Foundation.

The Hope Foundation  works to free children and poor families from lives of pain, abuse, poverty and darkness. Living on the streets, children are exposed to horrendous physical and sexual abuse. Those who survive are left to fend for themselves, with no promise of a safe future. They are forced to work from as young as five years of age to earn money for food and so cannot go to school. HOPE works to free them from child labour and funds and operates over 60 projects. They reach out to those most forgotten, offering protection, healthcare, nutrition, education, rehabilitation and a family for life. The exhibition is open to the public for the duration of the exhibition. For further information, please visit www.hopefoundation.ie, email: susan@hopefoundation.ie or contact the office on 021 – 4292990.