Photographs by award-winning Kenyan photographer, Thomas Mukoya, will be on show at ESP Gallery Marrickville from 27 September to 12 October.
There are currently 51 million displaced people across the world forced to flee their homes because of conflict, famine and war. This exhibition, through the poignant photos of photographer Thomas Mukoya, shows refugee life as it is experienced in some of the major humanitarian emergencies across Africa
You are invited to attend a special exhibition launch from 4pm on 27 September, with the National Director of Australia for UNHCR, Naomi Steer, presented by ESP Gallery Marrickville.
Thomas Mukoya is based in Nairobi, and has worked with Thomson Reuters News Agency, and has worked extensively with many humanitarian organisations, including Australia for UNHCR since 2004.
Thomas will be sharing his dramatic images from some of Africa’s major emergency areas.
This very special photographic exhibition will reflect on the situation of refugees and displaced people, images from conflict zones and the humanitarian assistance provided by Australia for UNHCR and the generous support of Australian donors.
Thomas Mukoya is a Photojournalist with the Thompson Reuters News Agency in East Africa. A highly acclaimed photographer, he has been awarded:
- The KUJ Photojournalist of the year 2003
- The 2010 Photographers Giving Back (PGB) award of Sweden
- The Media Council of Kenya Photojournalist of the year 2013
- The Kenyan Photographers Association, Photographer of the Year 2013.
Thomas has worked extensively with various humanitarian organisations including Australia for UNHCR, UNICEF and MSF.
Opening Launch: 4pm to 6pm, Saturday 27 September
Exhibition: 27 September to 12 October
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Thomas was interviewed on Radio National : http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/unhcr-segment/5780176
Proceeds go to Australia for UNHCR :