THE TANZANIA PROJECT PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
One Person Photography Exhibition by Georges Le Chevallier
February 4 – February 28, 2013 at Seby Jones Art Gallery, St Augustine’s University, Raleigh NC
Exhibition Sponsored by:
“The Tanzania Project,” a photography exhibition by World Traveler Georges Le Chevallier will showcase a series of 45 photographs by this multi-talented photographer. These travel photographs combine themes such as people, nature, places and architecture, all united by a strong sense of color and composition.
In July 2011when Le Chevallier was named as one of only four recipients nationwide of Travelocity Travel for Good Grant to journey to Tanzania he would have never imagined how much this trip would have an emotional and creative impact on him. Le Chevallier traveled with the international not-for-profit organization Cross Cultural Solutions to a small village in the Kilimanjaro region and to the city of Bagamoyo on the Indian Ocean coast. There he helped to teach English and Math to disadvantage children, and used his artistic talents to conduct art classes culminating in two large size mural drawings created with the young students. He also took Kiswahili lessons, attended lectures and discussions on the local culture, politics, history and the educational system in Tanzania, completed a site-specific Art Installation at the CCS Karanga Home Base and collaborated in a series of mixed media paintings with well known Tanzania artist Abbas Alula and Kenyan born artist Massana.of Dar es Salaam, went to the Selous Game Reserve to photograph lions in the wild, hiked with a Mawada medicine man to study the medicinal uses of herbs in the wild, journeyed down the Rufiji River, hung out with Wagogo music’s revered master musicians of the Zawose Family, trekked Kaole’s archeological sites, and crossed the Zanzibar Channel to visit the island of Zanzibar and discovered its famous spices, beaches and the city of Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
At all times throughout his trip, Georges Le Chevallier documented his Tanzania journey with the photographs now shown for the first time in this