Studio@620 The Studio@620

Images from Ethiopia, Rwanda, Ghana, Uganda and Malawi

A photography exhibt by Bradley Ennis and Kristin Harrison presented by Eckerd College

Join The Studio@620 and Eckerd College for an evening of imagery and discussion surrounding conditions in various African countries.  During the opening reception for the "Images from Ethiopia, Rwanda, Ghana, Uganda and Malawi" Photography Exhibit, John Prendergast, Co-Founder of the Enough Project and Visiting Scholar-in-Residence at Eckerd College, will speak about "Stopping Child Soldier Recruitment: Northern Uganda and Beyond".

The photography exhibit will be on display through March 27, 2010 and will feature images by Eckerd senior Bradley Ennis and Eckerd graduate Kristin Harrison.  Opening Reception to be held Friday March 12 from 6:30 - 9:30 PM with presentation from John Prendergast at 7:00 PM.  Admission is free and open to the public.

About the photographers

Eckerd senior Bradley Ennis accompanied Eckerd's Director of Service-Learning Brian MacHarg and a January 2010 Winter Term group to Ethiopia and Rwanda that performed community service and issues of social justice. A main feature of the exhibit will be Bradley's work with the Mekele School for the Blind in Mekele, Ethiopia. During his freshman year, Bradley traveled to Ghana in January 2007 on another Winter Term service-learning course led by Eckerd Professor Olivier Debure. The 15-member student group assisted the village of Tafi Atome in the Volta Region of Ghana with the financing and construction of latrines. Bradley's Ghana images have been used in The Plight and Promise of Africa materials.

While pursuing a Master's degree in photojournalism at the University of Texas at Austin, Eckerd graduate Kristin Harrison spent one month documenting the life of an American doctor who works in Uganda's remote and impoverished Southwestern corner. She photographed the doctor's work, including the mobile clinic that he operated out of his Land Rover, and captured thousands of images of Uganda's people and terrain. Currently, Kristin serves as the Strategic Communications Manager at Camfed, an international non-profit dedicated to fighting poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa by educating girls and empowering young women to become leaders of change in their communities.

About John Prendergast

John Prendergast is a Co-founder of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity. During the Clinton administration, he was involved in a number of peace processes in Africa while he was director of African Affairs at the National Security Council and special advisor at the Department of State. He has authored eight books on Africa, including Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond, a New York Times bestseller and NAACP non-fiction book of the year that he co-authored with actor Don Cheadle. John consults on scripts for movies and for television shows, including an episode of NBC's Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, which focused on child soldiers, and co-produced Journey into Sunset about Northern Uganda.  Learn more here.



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