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.
The opening event at Barefoot Gallery Colombo on February 24 will
feature talks and videos about the projects in Afghanistan, India and
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