Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Save the AMAZON

Sky is the Limit: 1. Conor Horgan and Aoife McLysaght; 2. Vavara Shavrova and Trish Lambe; 3. Shirley Clerkin and Fiach Mac Conghail. (Pix. Kieran Harnett)

Sky, WWF, and the Gallery of Photography today officially launched ‘AMAZON’, an exhibition in aid of Sky Rainforest Rescue, featuring the work of two award-winning photographers - SebastiĆ£o Salgado and Per-Anders Pettersson.

The exhibition opens to the public from today (1st March 2012) and highlights the plight of the Amazon rainforest and the people living within it. Sky Rainforest Rescue is a partnership between Sky and WWF that aims to help save one billion trees in the state of Acre, North-West Brazil.

The exhibition is accompanied by a programme of educational and family friendly activities. An exciting ‘Amazon Jungle Photo Studio’ workshop for families takes place on Sunday March 25th. Participation is free, and advance booking is essential. See www.galleryofphotography.ie for further information and updates.