Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Hope and Dignity Images of Life

Hope and Dignity Images of Life

by Simon Woolf FPSNZ


Wellington: Coinciding with the international conference currently being held on HIV Aids, tonight a major exhibition by Wellington photographer Simon Woolf will be opened by The Honourable Judith Tizard at Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre, Upper Hutt.

It comprises 60 images taken on a recent trip to Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand to investigate world population growth issues, particularly HIV Aids, poverty and the effect on women and children.

The trip also looked at programmes New Zealand is carrying out to assist those suffering from the disease and to assess the potential problems for HIV Aids within New Zealand and the Pacific. The trip, organised by the New York based FPAID in association with its New Zealand affiliate New Zealand Family Planning. It comprised a parliamentary delegation from Pacific nations led by New Zealand M.P. Steve Chadwick.

The exhibition whilst confronting at times, is also very moving and optimistic. Simon Woolf says that he was particularly taken with the attitudes of the people he met who often had to deal with Aids in their whole family and limited personal resources.

In many of the places that were visited the public facilities available were very inadequate. Simon hopes that his exhibition will raise awareness of the issues faced by millions of people worldwide and also help prevent the spread of the Aids virus that has been seen in many Asian countries.

Simon was very struck with an organization called Budhists for Development in Cambodia. Thus the exhibition will be used to help fundraise for this organization to facilitate an aid project in Siem Reap region of Cambodia.

The exhibition remains open at Expressions until 29 July following which it will tour throughout New Zealand.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>

ALSO:

Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news