07 August 2014 to 14 August 2014
Kabul based artist Azim Fakri has long viewed the children working on the streets on his home city with a heavy heart. Doing menial and often dangerous work, the children are robbed of their childhoods and dignity by crushing poverty.
Enlisting the help of British photojournalist Guy Smallman, Azim has made it his mission to raise awareness about the plight of the children. Not by telling their stories for them, but by empowering them to do it themselves. This spring five street children were taught the basics of photography and issued with cameras. The result is an exhibition showing the underbelly of Kabul through the eyes of its street children. Their photography shines a light on the people living on the margins, as well as showing off their own skill and ability to learn.
These street angels have proved that they possess just as much talent and potential as any other child regardless of their circumstances.
Venue: The Institut Français d’Afghanistan – located in the Esteqlal high-school campus, Second District, Kabul.
The Street Angels exhibition will be in London in October 2014 and touring other cities – keep visiting this website and their Facebook page for details
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