“Photography with a Purpose”

A photo exhibit by the Founders of the Nonprofit Organization Walking with a Purpose

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In 2017 Jorge Alvarado and Lindsay Jewett decided that they wanted to start a new Non-Profit Organization. Jorge who resides in Nicaragua and Lindsay who is a Rochester Native had met two years prior on a different organizations Mission trip. They wanted their Non-Profit to be different than others focusing on clean water access and poverty in Central America specifically Nicaragua. Many times when Non-Profits go into impoverished areas they provide access to clean water, drilling and setting up the wells. However individuals in the community are not taught how to maintain their wells or how to repair a well once it has been broken. So in 2017 on a scouting trip Jorge and Lindsay realized that communities need to be given the tools to keep their communities going without constantly receiving assistance. Walking with a Purpose was formed with a focus on sustainability and community development, along with clean water access.

In April of 2018 Political unrest occurred for the first time in decades in Nicaragua. It has become unsafe for Americans to travel there and many Nicaraguans fear for their life. But the need for clean water and for community development still exist. Throughout the unrest Walking with a Purpose has continued to work with communities on new projects.

Photography has always been a secret passion for both Lindsay and Jorge. Throughout their time together while working within communities they have both captured amazing photos that highlights the beauty of the Nicaraguan communities but also the struggle for access to clean water. This exhibit is the first time their photography has been shown on a large scale and they hope that this highlights Central American communities and citizens in their true light, beautiful and willing to be apart of positive change once given the opportunity.

Exhibition Dates: This show will be featured at the Nu Movement Gallery from January 5, 2019 through March 2, 2019 . Opening Artist Reception to be held Friday, February1st 6-9pm and a Closing Artist Reception to be held on Friday, March 1st from 6-9pm.  All Receptions are free admission and family friendly.

Description of Work: Photos on canvas in various sizes as well as standard photography framed prints.

Our mission is to create a center for exploration, collaboration and spiritual fusion within the holistic wellness, performing and visual art practices. All Art Exhibitions may be viewed by all those attending classes seven days a week or by booking an appointment with Exhibition Coordinator, Sharon Locke (585) 732-9030