Established in 2008 by the famous back-packer Ayumu Takahasi, Mother Baby School is an organization dedicated to educating the children west of the Ganges in Varanasi, India. Children who alongside their families are otherwise known as “untouchables”. These children are victims of a geo-political divide and long history of social stratification that continues to plague their communities leaving them crippled with hopelessness.
Sometimes it’s too easy to forget about child labour and sub-standard wages and about racism and discrimination. Join us Thursday, July 4th at Brockton Collective in opening our eyes and our hearts to photography by Rei Murakami. Proceeds will go to helping build upon the foundation of Mother Baby School in hopes that further development will encourage the government to make the school official and give children the opportunity to overcome their lot in life. The photography exhibited will be available for sale and will remain up and available for viewing from the July 4th – 10th by appointment only. Please contact the Brockton Collective at 647-725-0896 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rei Murakami is an international photographer interested in global affairs and human culture. His subject matter is always honest and revealing as he strives to open the eyes of the western world to the disadvantages of struggling communities.