Monday, September 19, 2011

SBU to host Silent Images Exhibition

Southwest Baptist University News Release
Contact: Sharina Smith, Office of Marketing & Communications
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BOLIVAR, Mo. – The Driskill Gallery, located in the Jester Learning and Performance Center of Southwest Baptist University, presents “Silent Images” photography by David Johnson.

PHOTO CREDIT: David Johnson
Silent images is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that seeks to tell the stories of hope in the midst of persecution, poverty, or oppression through journalistic photography, videography, and writing.  The stories and photographs provide a voice for the voiceless as well as offer a more personal connection to social justice issues worldwide, inspiring people to action. 

Silent Images donates 100% of the profits from the sale of photography and books to provide education for African school-age girls, as well as micro-loans for women in Africa.

The photographs from this exhibit are from Haiti, Uganda, Cambodia, South Africa, Sudan, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Kenya.

The exhibit will run through September 20 through October 14, and is free and open to the public.  Gallery hours are Monday thru Friday, 9:00 - 4:00 p.m.

 If you have any questions, please contact the Gallery Director Dianna Callahan at (417) 328 1651.

PHOTO CREDIT: David Johnson

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