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Manchester photo exhibition supports World Orphan Week


The opening of the photography project ‘Be with us, because we are with you’ on Monday 2 October at Kro Bar, Piccadilly Gardens will mark the beginning of World Orphan Week for SOS Children’s Villages in Manchester.

Manchester-based community artist Charlotte Barnes and students from Manchester University recently spent three weeks working with youths on a Young Person’s Photography Project in Sofia, Bulgaria. During the visit, 15 young adults, all supported by SOS Children, were given cameras to explore their lives, culture, dreams and hopes.

Photograph by Bulgarian boy

The photographs offer a unique insight into the lives of the young people; some are full of humour, others are deeply moving. Speaking about the project, photographer and project coordinator Charlotte Barnes commented “the photography project built the self esteem of the young people and was an amazing opportunity for sharing skills across countries.”

The exhibition at Kro Bar will run for a week from 2 - 8 October 2006 as part of SOS Children’s annual campaign World Orphan Week. The campaign aims to raise both funds for and awareness of the charity’s work helping some of the most vulnerable children around the world and get any- and everyone joining in to help make a difference to a child’s life.

During the opening event on Monday 2 October from 6.30pm, the artists behind the project as well as staff from SOS Children will be on hand at Kro Bar to answer any questions about the project.

For more information about the event please contact either
Bec at SOS Children - 01223 365589, or
Charlotte Barnes, 07951 616938,

Relevant Countries: Bulgaria.

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