Following the success of our Peru Community project’s photo exhibition in Cusco we are delighted to announce that you can now buy gifts online through Smug Mug, featuring any of the photos from the exhibition – and a few extra ones we slipped in too. And even better news, all the profits go to the project, Picaflor House!
The exhibition came about following a visit to our project by The Giving Lens (TGL) an organisation that works with selected charitable projects around the world. In May 2013 TGL visited Picaflor House with a group of photographers and taught the children the basics of digital photography using digital cameras that they generously donated to the project.
From country walks to photo exhibit
Since TGL’s visit the children have made regular excursions out into the village and into the mountains and countryside around Picaflor House practising their newly learnt skills. Choosing just 29 photos for the exhibition was a hard task but the result was a stunning collection of photographic images showing the world through the eyes of the children of Picaflor House. Aptly titled “Por Nuestros Ojos” or Through our Eyes, the show was also sponsored by none other than The Giving Lens to whom we are very grateful!
Annie Irving, Former Globalteer Project Manager for South America – and talented photographer herself - who first made contact with TGL in 2012 said of the exhibition,
“We discovered in the early days of Picaflor House that all our children were very creative and that some had exceptional artistic talent. It is heart-warming now to see that creativity and talent being expressed in these photographs. I just wish I could have been in Cusco to see this wonderful exhibition but at least I can buy copies of the photos for myself and to give to friends for Christmas presents.”
Now available as unique gifts
Gifts available for purchase on the site include mugs, T-shirts, postcards, greetings cards, gift boxes and even canvas prints. Smug Mug delivers worldwide so why not treat your friends or family to a unique Christmas present this year – and help Picaflor House at the same time? Click here to browse the gallery.