Thursday, May 7, 2009

Les Visages de Joie

The other day Pamela Jones, one of the photographers that I had worked for in Miami, contacted me with news that her exhibition, Les Visages de Joie, would be traveling to New York this month. Her work was a collection of photographs from a trip to Haiti last year after the island was ravaged by several hurricanes. I thought to help promote Pamela's exhibit by giving her a shout-out in the blog.

I was present at the original exhibit in Miami, which was organized by Pamela and Jeff Feldman. Les Visages de Joie was part of the Design District's Second Saturday back in March. Along with the exhibition, Pam and Jeff had arranged for music to be provided by Papaloko, DJ Kiki and Jowee Omicil. Diageo, one of the world's largest alcohol distributors, provided complimentary drinks as part of their Spirit of the Americas relief project. To contribute with relief efforts, the exhibit ran a raffle and the proceeds were donated to a charity established by Wyclef Jean to benefit the Haitian people.

The exhibition was a smashing success. The music drew in a large crowd and Pam's inspiring and wonderful images made people stay until the lights were being turned off outside. Jeff described it best, "The purpose of the exhibition to is maintain a local awareness of the incredible human spirit of our Haitian brothers and sisters. In spite of the adversity and suffering in the wake of four destructive hurricanes in 2008, Pamela's images show the Haitian people were still smiling." I think everyone involved was beyond excited about the Miami debut of Les Visages de Joie and it's success.

So if you happen to be in New York and hear about the exhibit, go czech it out. As you can see from the images below, it's quite a show. Plus the donations go to a great charity, which is certainly needed in that country right now. It was a fantastic opportunity to work with Pam and promote her exhibit, which in turn helps to promote aid and awareness for the Haitian people. I hope to stay involved if the opportunity comes my way again.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the insight about Pamela Jones,photography exhibit coming up in Miami, Les Visages de Joie. Might check it out.