In January of this year, I was asked to shoot a job more than half-way around the world in a country I new nothing about.
Ravaged by decades of war, disease, poverty, and hopelessness, South Sudan is struggling for rebirth.
On November 7, Seed Effect, will be celebrating their fourth year of bringing hope, love, life, and transformation to the people of South Sudan through Christ-centered micro-finance.
My life, and countless lives in Africa have been changed through the work of Seed Effect, so please help me support them by coming out for this fantastic event… anyone and everyone is invited, so please spread the word!
This is also very special to me because they will be featuring my photography from the trip in January in my first solo exhibition. All proceeds go directly to empowering the South Sudanese people.
Those who come will see a variety of work, all shot within a 10 day period. From broad landscapes to intimate portraits, Africa street scenes and the beauty of nature. All tell the story of hope and redemption for a tired yet resilient people. A people that you can help through Seed Effect. Not with a “hand out”, but rather with a “hand up”.
Seed Effect offers group-guaranteed small business loans, teaching folks how to start, maintain, and grow a business. As a consequence, they can provide for their family, send their children to school, and make a better life for their community. This movement is crucial to the success of this fledgling country.
I have seen first hand the amazing work that is happening in the world’s newest country through Seed Effect. So please join me and support them however you can! I hope to see all of you at Seed Effect Turns 4 in November!
When: November 7, 2013, 6-9pm
Where: The Laundry | 1818 Chestnut St., Dallas, TX, 75226
More information available at SeedEffect.org/SETurns4.
all images and content © andrew r. slaton | photographer 2013