This exhibition, an International Women’s Day event, features photographs by Warren Zelman portraying academic and social life at the Sega Girls School, a secondary boarding school in Tanzania for vulnerable girls. The photographs capture the serious and joyful times in and out of the classroom where friendships, bodies and minds are developed. Warren’s black and white and color photographs vividly reflect the realities of growing up in Tanzania.
A public opening reception is Thursday March 6th from 7:00-9:00 pm. Nurturing Minds, Inc. has arranged to have Nusura Gundi, their first exchange student from the Sega Girls School, at the opening reception. Nusura, who is living and attending school in Philadelphia this semester, will discuss her path to education and her experiences in the United States.The exhibition runs from March 6, 2014 through May 1, 2014 and is open daily from 8:00 am - 10:00 pm. Athan’
Warren Zelman (http://www.warrenzelman.com) is a Montreal-based photographer who traveled to the SEGA school in 2011. He does a wide range of advertising, corporate, editorial and documentary photography. He was born and raised in Montreal and studied Commercial Photography at Dawson College. The photographs in the exhibition are part of a larger series which included the girls’ school portraits and class photos. The photos of laughing girls won the Applied Arts magazine 2012 First Place Award for Pro-Bono Series. Based on the entire group of photos, Warren was also awarded a 2013 Photography Fellowship in Africa by Management Sciences for Health and SocialDocumentary.net. His Facebook page is www.facebook.com/
Unbound Visual Arts, Inc. is a nonprofit based in Allston-Brighton and serving the Boston area. It was incorporated in late 2012 to enliven the creative economy in contemporary fine art for artists and art supporters through curated exhibitions, education and sharing. To date, Unbound has organized over 35 solo and group theme based exhibitions at different venues in the area.
Nurturing Minds' mission is to provide financial and technical support to programs improving access to quality education for girls in Tanzania, with particular emphasis on girls who are poor, marginalized, and at risk of becoming involved in exploitive forms of child labor. To that end, Nurturing Minds supports the Sega Girls School, a secondary boarding school for vulnerable girls.