After living with and photographing a coffee growing cooperative in Guatemala and a tea growing cooperative in India, documentary photographer Ida Benedetto inspired both communities to learn from one another by using her photos in a postcard exchange. Her exhibit includes images and handwritten postcards that illustrate daily life, common struggles, and shared hope that fair trade brought to these communities. Learn how these communities put violent struggles behind them and now utilize fair trade business relationships as the means by which they fight for justice in their lives. These two distinct communities, who speak different languages, live on different continents, and practice different religions, have more in common than they ever imagined.
Fair Trade: Postcards in Solidarity photography exhibit is sponsored by The Earth House Gallery, Global Gifts, and The Fair Trade Resource Network.
This Friday, December 19, opening will start at 5:00 pm and will be open through 10:00 pm. Light refreshments will be available and open stage entertainment wll begin at 8:00 pm. The exhibition will be open through January 13, and is located in the Earth House Gallery at 237 North East Street, inside Lockerbie United Methodist Church.