M. Night and Dr. Bhavna Shyamalan Host Photography Exhibition Fundraiser for Clean Water

The Face of Water: An Exhibition of Photography To Benefit The Samburu Project

Oct 27, 2011, 16:06 ET from The Samburu Project

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Samburu Project, a Santa Monica based non-profit will host a unique photography exhibition to raise funds to drill freshwater wells in Africa and to create awareness of the World Water Crisis. The event will be held in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 12th 7:30-10pm at the Manny Silverman Gallery. Honorary Event Chairs for the event are M. Night and Dr. Bhavna Shyamalan, long-time supporters and friends of The Samburu Project.

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Every day 4,500 children die worldwide due to the lack of access to clean, safe drinking water. The Samburu Project provides a simple solution to this extraordinary problem. Since 2006, The Samburu Project has drilled 40 wells in Samburu, Kenya, benefiting 40,000 people through the provision of clean water, ending their lifelong struggle to find this precious resource.

In August, San Francisco photographers Rudi Dundas and Chris Majors traveled to Samburu to document The Samburu Project's work and how the organization has profoundly changed the lives of the Samburu people. The Face of Water harnesses their creative vision and spirit. The Face of Water: An Exhibition of Photography will illustrate the importance of water as captured through the touching photographic stories of the Samburu well communities.  

The event will feature a special music performance by Radio Afrodicia's DJ Nnamdi from KPFK 90.7 FM, a video installation and extraordinary large-scale photograph exhibition produced by The Samburu Project founder Kristen Kosinski, and event sponsors ADOBE Foundation and Pictage together with the Manny Silverman Gallery.

The Samburu Project's local supporters, celebrities, influencers, and Los Angeles' social elite will also be on hand to show their support. Photographers Chris Majors and Rudi Dundas will both be at the event showcasing their work. Also, Priscilla Seipa Lekaluli, a native Samburu will be on-site sharing her experience of growing up a girl-child in the Samburu community.

Following this event, the exhibition will tour the United States through the end of 2012 in an effort to fundraise and create awareness around the World Water Crisis.


Saturday, November 12th 2011 7:30-10pm


Manny Silverman Gallery 619 N. Almont Drive Los Angeles, CA


Advance tickets to the event are available now, $75 per person

The Samburu Project

Event sponsors include: Manny Silverman Gallery, Pictage, Marco Fine Art, Adobe, Anne Apra Events, Asylum Design, Blue Planet Network, Bou-Que, DDHPR, Drop by Drop Photo, H2Om, Lynmar Estate, Mighty Fine.

To sponsor a freshwater well in you or your company's name, please email stephanie@thesamburuproject.org

About The Samburu Project: As of October 2011, The Samburu Project has drilled 40 wells providing clean, safe drinking water to over 40,000 people. For more information, please visit The Samburu Project.

About DDHPR: Founded in October 2010, DDH PR is a boutique public relations firm catering to an eclectic roster of fashion, beauty, non-profit and artist clients. For more information, please visit DDHPR.

CONTACT:  Delia Douglas for The Samburu Project, delia@ddhpr.com

SOURCE The Samburu Project