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One month after the Indian Ocean tsunami, an exhibition and auction of photography of South East Asia opens on NewYork's Lower East Side to raise funds for reconstruction projects in countries affected by the disaster.

Spice, named to evoke the diversity of cultures and the variety of contributors involved, is hosted at the art and activism collective, ABC No Rio, to raise money for Architecture for Humanity. Architecture for Humanity is the registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks architectural solutions to humanitarian crises and brings design services to communities in need.

Reflecting personal connections to the events of December 26, 2004, Spice organizers invited contributors to submit images that celebrate the life and people of India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Kenya, Somalia, The Seychelles, Maldives, Nicobar and Andaman Islands. Broadening insight into the region's vitality, prints of Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Singapore and Malaysia have also been accepted.

This group show harnesses the creativity, international outlook and collective spirit of compassionate globetrotters, and of professional and amateur photographers from all over the world. Hundreds of photographers from across the United States, from India, Sri Lanka, Denmark, Russia and the United Kingdom have responded energetically to this word-of-mouth call for entries.

This anonymous exhibition features prints from many Magnum photographers including Burt Glinn, Steve McCurry, Susan Meiselas, and Martin Parr. Film-maker Francis Ford Coppola, architects Future Systems and Lebbeus Woods, National Geographic photographer, David Alan Harvey and "Ancient Marks" photographer, Chris Rainier have also contributed alongside Here is New York coordinator, Charles Traub, director of Oscar-nominated ?Born into Brothels? and Kids with Cameras founder, Zana Briski, and Bridges for Understanding activist, Amanda Koster.

Invitation to the closing event via spice(at)architectureforhumanity.org

Event supported by: Color Resource Center, Earthpledge, Magnum Photos, Casa Mono, Odea, Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker and Six Point Craft Ales

Added by AFH_CAS on February 6, 2005

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