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Lots is happening and it can be hard to keep up. Venus has been undergoing some really wierd transit thing between the sun and us, I mean, there is lots going on! In the meantime we are in almost full throttle prep stage on a number of things. First and foremost e are in contact and reaching out to our partners in Kenya to confirm which ones we will be working with, and are now hoping to run 2 different workshops there for girls affected by fgm. Dates are yet to be confirmed but we are looking at December 2012 or early 2013. This is going to be a huge undertaking, and we are really working hard to get the groundwork in place.
Cameras4Change exhibit GHOSTS&DREAMS:WaterWomen&HIV has been accepted and curated into the AIDS2012 Global Village this July in Washington DC, so we are also working to get the show produced and ready to go to DC to meet with the world!
The last peice of exciting news is that Cameras4Change will again be working to bring awareness to the Water Crisis in Mexico City. Isla Urbana, an amazing organization in DF that we worked with last November has asked us to return to cover new projects they are installing in San Miguel and Xoxhimilco in DF. We will be photographing and providing key imagery to increase awareness. It was such a joy to work with Enrique, David and Jenny, they are such cool cats and I can not wait to get back.
That is the update for now peeps! Keep it mad real!
Xoxchimilco is like the Vencie of Mexico City, canals, and gondaliers with floating gardens. There are however huge problems with the distribution of water, more stories to come on this!