22 April 2008
OAS Photo Exhibition = AMAZING
One of the incredible partnerships that emerged from this initiative was with The Young Americas Business Trust, a youth arm of the Organization of American States, which is like the UN of the Americas. They support young people in developing their own businesses and social initiatives and after deciding on youth as their “theme” for the year, they realized they needed to find a way to celebrate that with a “bang.” That’s where Ashoka’s Youth Venture and I came in!
Equipped with blogs, videos and more than 8000 photos, we decided to put that media to work through a photo exhibition, bringing the teams to life in vivid 42” x 30” color! Needless to say, it was a complete success. More than 85 people attended from the business, government and social sector. From Ambassadors to Council Members, practitioners to friends and family, the whole lot came together to celebrate “The Power of Youth-Led Social Change.”
The OAS #2 and I spoke while people mixed, mingled and took in the 32-photo exhibition. Below is the video of my presentation, followed by a link to the online version of the photo exhibition, complete with photo descriptions, location information and print details. I wish you could have been there in person but hey, this is a great way to view them as well. Enjoy! Also, special thanks to Michaela McGill, who planned and arranged the whole shabang! She's pictured above.
Photo Exhibition: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kyletaylor/sets/72157604446100097/