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Portraits of Resilience Opening

Photographer Daniel Jack Lyons Turns his Lens on Excluded Populations

"I'm ultimately in the business of storytelling, my work takes me to places off the beaten path to meet remarkable individuals."

    NEW YORK, NY, February 26, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Photographer Daniel Jack Lyons turns his lens on excluded populations.

When - Thursday March 12, 2015 from 6 -8pm

Where - The Rogue Space Chelsea (www.roguespacechelsea.com)
508 West 26th St, NYC between 10th and 11th Avenue.

Who - World-renowned photographer Daniel Jack Lyons (www.danieljacklyons.com) upcoming exhibition is collaboration with HealthRight International (www.healthright.org). Last year Lyons traveled to remote areas in Kenya, Ukraine, Nepal, and USA to document and celebrate members of these excluded communities that have been isolated by disease and discrimination. Lyons reveals something unique about each subject and their triumph with his strong engaging portraits. "I'm ultimately in the business of storytelling," Lyons explains "my work takes me to places off the beaten path to meet remarkable individuals. My goal is to capture the people and places that I encounter through an honest and nuanced lens." The individuals in his photographs have risen above their circumstances with the support of HealthRight International, who provides access to health services for excluded populations around the world.

Awaiting Delivery in the North Rift Valley, Kenya (see photo)
Young mother, Salina Kangogo traveled 150 kilometers to the maternity waiting home at the Ortum Mission Hospital built by HealthRight despite superstitious rumors from her friends. She was experiencing distressing symptoms during her second pregnancy and shortly after arriving, she went into early labor and doctors discovered that the baby was breach. They moved quickly to deliver the baby through Caesarian section and Salina gave birth to a healthy daughter named Lineth.

The exhibit will feature limited edition large-scale prints (48" x72") for live auction. All proceeds will benefit Health Rights worldwide programs. Bidding will start at $1200.

In addition to the auction there are photos available for pre-opening purchase - sizes 20X28 (limited edition of 10) and 11.5"X16" (open edition) at the ROAD Gallery Website: http://theroadgallery.com/artists/portraits-of-resilience/

All Donations will be welcome and accepted with gratitude at - https://healthright.org/get-involved/donate/

Contact for 411
Hayley Maier - P - 212-226-9890
E - hayley.maier@healthright.org


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