I am very pleased to announce that I have been granted the 2015 Guy Vinciguerra Fellowship. Thank you to the reviewers from the Ballarat International Foto Biennale and to Guy Vinciguerra, (pictured with me, photo: Tony Kearney) for initiating the award. I will be heading to Fotofest Huston next year to present my folio to 16 reviewers.
Who lives here? Kerry Pryor unlocks the door, invites you in, and welcomes you to meet a group of orphaned children in Ethiopia.
These are the children sponsored by “Beyond the Orphanage”, a foundation which supports orphaned children to live with extended family members in a supportive community.
“Shooting for Beyond the Orphanage has changed me. It’s such a touching project. Packing my bags and heading to Ethiopia to visit the children every year is such a fantastic part of what I get to do as a photographer.”
The patients you see photographed in this exhibition have usually walked for miles, too poor to afford shoes, quite frail and exhausted by the time they arrive at the clinic. The cataract surgery performed for these patients is the difference between night and day. Patients can usually go home within 24 hours with restored vision. The work “Eyes for Africa” performs is life changing as was my journey to Ethiopia.
Edmund Pearce, Lvl 2 Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne.
Aug 21 – Sep 07 2013.
While documenting the work of “Eyes for Africa,” a non-profit organisation that funds cataract eye surgery for people in extremely remote areas of Ethiopia, Kerry Pryor produced this series of portraits.
The portraits are from the first of two trips that saw Pryor travel to Ethiopia in 2012, documenting patients waiting for surgery or to be seen by a doctor. Often the patients walk for miles, are too poor to afford shoes, quite frail and exhausted by the time they arrive at the clinic.
The work Eyes For Africa performs is life changing. Cataract surgery is the difference between night and day and patients can usually go home the next day with restored vision.
Wednesday 29th May 2103 –Sunday 9th June 2013.
In May 2013 I presented an exhibition at X88 Gallery, 88 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale NSW.
Based in Ethiopia, Beyond the Orphanage is an organisation that sponsors orphaned children to live with extended family members and guardians.
This exhibition by Kerry Pryor documents the children, their families and guardians and the circumstances in which they live.