Traid 10th Anniversary Exhibition

Traid (Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development) is holding an exhibition featuring top model Erin O'Connor (pictured below) who had just visited India. The trip was to check out an initiative by local organisation SEWA (All India Federation of Self-Employed Women's Associations), which is helping hundreds of garment home workers to increase their wages (by doing away with middle men). So far, Monsoon, Next, H&M and Gap are involved.
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Date: 1-10 February 2010
Venue: Richard Young Gallery, London, UK
 
 
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Where Three Dreams Cross

  • Exhibition of images from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh
  • Includes images from the first Indian-run photographic studios in the 19th century, social realism and reportage photography from the 1940s, the documentation of key political moments, amateur photography from the 1960s, and street photography from the 1970s.
  • Images from private family archives, galleries, individuals and works by leading contemporary artistes
Date: 21 Jan - 1 Apr, 2010
Venue: Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

[Picture credits: Rashid Talukdar (top) and Mohammad Ali Selim]


 
 
Did you know that the UK is home to one of the biggest Himalayan diaspora communities outside of South Asia?

Event: Himalaya Film and Cultural Festival
Date: 28 Jan - 12 Feb 2010
Venue: Various; UK

Shown below: Frozen, a film that will be screened during the festival.

Film synopsis: Shot in the icy Winter of Ladakh, in India’s far north, Frozen is the story of a small family left without a mother. In debt and with few sources of income, Karma has difficulty supporting his two children Lasya and Chomo. Their lives become even more difficult when the army sets up camp a stone’s throw from their house.