Expedition India

Expedition India

To raise £500 to stage an exhibition of photographs and video taken on an expedition to give aid to Khristiya Seva Niketan MissionHospital,

£105 raised of £500 target 21 %
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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by 9:00am 27th July 2017

My name is Graham Matthews, I am a  photographer with a BA (Hons) degree in Photography and Video Art.

In February 2017 I was invited to take part in a charity expedition to  the  Khristiya Seva Niketan Hospital ,  Sarenga, West Bengal, North India.  The trip was organised by a small group from the  Methodist Church in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.

The hospital is located in an area of extreme poverty and is the only lifeline for those needing urgent medical care.  All the staff work  long hours taking much lower wages than their 'private' funded  colleagues working in the city. With limited funding the hospital relies on donations  for much of its medical resources. Much of their specialist equipment is either broken or very old.

My intention is to stage an exhibition of the photographs and video taken on the 10 day trip to the hospital, to raise awareness  and to kick start fund raising for  'Expedition India 2018' which will take place in February 2018. The  Methodist Church have given me  a room  to stage the exhibition which will run from 9th September 2017 to  16th September 2017  and be open to the public. Whilst we've agreed  the exhibition will be   free to enter, we will be  asking for donations.

For the exhibition to work the donated large room needs to have  free standing, white painted boards along all the walls in order that the 25 -  A2 sized images can all be displayed. The £500 raised will facilitate this and also go towards the printing and mounting costs. 

All the photographs exhibited will be for sale  with 25% of profits donated to the  fund raising total.