On May 3rd, celebrate art and human rights at a photography exhibit in New York City hosted by Jewish Heart for Africa – an organization that works to bring sustainable technologies from Israel to rural African villages.
The one night exhibition, which will be held at the Broadway Gallery and is co-sponsored by the World Energy Forum, the Center for Technology and Economic Development and the Mission of the Republic of Malawi to the UN, will feature award-winning photographer Peter DiCampo’s series, “Life Without Lights.”
The exhibit captures the darkness of life off the grid for the 1.4 billion people who live without electricity. In America where we struggle with light pollution in an increasingly lit-up landscape, it is difficult to imagine what life at night without electricity feels like, or the impact it has on a society. DiCampo’s stunning images (preview some of them here) give a sense of how debilitating the simple lack of light and electricity can be for a community’s well being including their education, health care system, and industry.
Founded in 2008, Jewish Heart for Africa brings Israeli solar and agricultural technologies to villages in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda and Malawi. Israel is known for its advances in the fields of sustainable and solar energy development. Jewish Heart for Africa supports this innovation while spreading its impact to support sustainable development in Africa. Through the installation of solar panels at schools and medical clinics and the creation of water pumps in villages suffering from drought, 150,000 people now have access to solar energy and clean water, and 12,000 children have received vaccinations stored in solar powered refrigerators.
100% of proceeds from the exhibition and a portion of photography sales will be donated to Jewish Heart for Africa. So join in on May 3rd, and celebrate a talented artist and an amazing organization. If you cannot attend but still want to get involved, learn more about the organization’s mission in the video below. Then, join Jewish Heart for Africa’s Facebook, or visit their website to find out how you can volunteer or donate to support their work.