Special Benefit Exhibition for Haiti Relief Opens in Los Angeles
By Esther Ahn on April 13, 2010
International Medical Corps and LACMA photography curator Edward Robinson present a special benefit exhibition of works by photographer Jeff Antebi entitled Haiti: Before 1.12.10. The exhibition will be on view from April 25 to May 9 across the street from LACMA at Creative Photography Workshops. An opening reception will be held for the public on April 24 and, in addition, a special evening will be hosted by KCRW’s Garth Trinidad on May 1. For those who are unable to buy/attend in person, the store for the exhibition is live now.
Proceeds will benefit the Haiti relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts of International Medical Corps, a humanitarian, nonprofit organization which provides medical training and assistance to local populations worldwide. Since its inception nearly 25 years ago, International Medical Corps’ mission has been consistent: relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease, by delivering vital health care services that focus on training. This approach of helping people help themselves is critical to returning devastated populations to self-reliance.
Jeff Antebi is a renowned photographer who blends war and conflict with art and journalism. Having covered an array of provocative places including elections and war in Afghanistan to the brutal living conditions for Roma gypsies in the Casilino 900 refugee camp, he was the first photographer ever exhibited by the acclaimed StolenSpace Gallery in London, and has recently been featured by NPR, Rolling Stone and GOOD Magazine. Antebi is also the founder of Waxploitation, where he developed the careers of multiple Grammy Award winning artists including Gnarls Barkley and Danger Mouse.