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Round the Potholes - Photo Exhibition by Joel Sames

Round the Potholes a photo exhibition by Joel Sames will be held at the BAREFOOT Gallery Colombo,704 Galle Road,Colombo-3 opening on Friday (February 24) from 7.30 pm to 9.30pm. The exhibition will run until February 26. The gallery will be open on Saturday 10am - 7pm and on 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.

Sames 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 Colombo on February 24 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, www.skateistan.org

Tiny Toones - Hip Hop Drop-in Center Cambodia, www.tinytoones.org

Tiny Drops - Hip Hop Breakdance Centre India www.tinydrops.org

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