Round the Potholes


Press Release

The Directors of the Barefoot Gallery in association with the Embassy of Switzerland present: Round the Potholes – Photo Exhibition by Joel Sames

BAREFOOT Gallery Colombo
704 Galle Road
Colombo-3

Opening 24th February – 7.30 pm to 9.30pm
Show runs 25th – 26th February 2012
Saturday 10am – 7pm , Sunday 11am to 5pm

Swiss photographer Joel Sames has been following Street Culture activities around the globe. His photographs allow an inside view into the skateboarding, breakdance and Hip-Hop scenes of Afghanistan, India and Cambodia. Joel especially focuses on programs and organizations using the empowering qualities of those subcultures in the field of development cooperation and peace work.

Joel recently graduated as a postindustrial designer / interaction manager at the Academy of Arts and Design in Basel. His thesis analyzes the possibilities of Street Cultures as a tool in conflict transformation and to empower kids from poor backgrounds.He held talks and presentations at events as the Frankfurt Book Fare, the Asian Pacific Weeks Berlin, the Archive of Youth Cultures and the European University of Voluntary Service.

Opening Event
The opening event at Barefoot Gallery Colomboon Friday 24th February will feature talks and videos about the projects in Afghanistan, India and Cambodia

Joel Samessupports and represents several NGO`s which are using Street Cultures as a tool:

Skateistan– Skateboardingschool Afghanistan, http://www.skateistan.org
Tiny Toones– Hip Hop Drop-in Center Cambodia, http://www.tinytoones.org
Tiny Drops – Hip Hop Breakdance Centre India http://www.tinydrops.org

Downloads:
Press Images: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11105215/Round%20the%20Potholes%20PRESS%20IMAGES.zip
Flyers:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11105215/Round%20the%20Potholes%20Flyers%20COLOMBO%20.zip

For more information please call:

NazreenSansoni
Director
Barefoot Gallery Colombo
barefootgallery@gmail.com
+94 11 2505559

Joel Sames
info@joelsames.ch
+94 776868026

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