The EU-LAC Foundation and the Hamburg Senate celebrated yesterday the official opening of the photography exhibition “Out of Many, One Jamaica”, which is organised in the framework of Hamburg’s European Week (Europawoche) 2016. The pictures displayed are part of the Resolution Project initiated by JN Foundation in Jamaica. Through this project, young secondary students are equipped with a camera and are encouraged to capture scenes from their daily lives. In this vein, the EU-LAC Foundation provides visibility to the cultural richness of its Member country Jamaica and contributes to breaking common stereotypes about this nation.
The State Secretary of Hamburg, Wolfgang Schmidt, opened the inauguration describing the ties between the City of Hamburg and the EU-LAC Foundation and the commitment to a reinforced partnership between the EU and CELAC. Through the encouragement to build bridges on a global and multisectoral level, this event goes in line with the theme of this years' European Week and promotes more solidarity. Besides, as emphasised by the Ambassador of Jamaica in Berlin, Ms. Margaret Jobson, this event extends the celebrations of 2015 for the 40 years of EU- Jamaican cooperation.
Paola Amadei highlighted the close collaboration between the city of Hamburg and the EU-LAC Foundation and their shared goals to strengthen the mutual knowledge and understanding of citizens and institutions from different regions. The exhibition presents a successful social project that uses art as a means to social inclusion and promotes the work of other organisations of civil society, such as this of the JN Foundation, which was described by her representative in London, Ms. Paulette Simpson, as one focused on young people from vulnerable communities in Jamaica, a work that started in 2004.
The exhibition is open to the public until May 19th and can be visited at the City Hall Hamburg (Rathausdiehle). Entry is free.
Afterwards, the pictures will be showcased one last time during the Long Night of the Consulates on May 26th in Hamburg.
We warmly invite to you visit us during the Long Evening of the Consulates to see the pictures one more time and to join us in our other cultural activities with the participation some of our member states.
"The Long Evening of the Consulates allows us to travel around the world in only four hours." - Wolfgang Schmidt
Pictures can be purchased individually through an auction. Proceeds will be donated to an organisation supporting women and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in Jamaica. You can participate in the auction until May 28th (12:00pm local time) by sending your bid to firstname.lastname@example.org. Start bid is at €100. For more information and visit the photo gallery, please click here.