Photival is proud to present '1% Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality' a guest curated show by Myles Little.
Upcoming Opening Hours: 1st-3rd March 11am-6pm
About the Curator
Myles is a photo editor for TIME Magazine in New York City. This is his third highly acclaimed curated show including work of photographers from North America, Europe, Africa and South Korea. It has been exhibited in internationally and it is a huge honour to bring it here to New Zealand for the first time.
About the Show
It fits ‘Brink’ by gathering images that examine wealth globally and in many different ways. Consider, for example, the richest 8 billionaires own more wealth than the poorest 50% of the entire world's population, as recently announced by an Oxfam report. Some of the images map out points in the world of affluence, such as education, leisure and health-care. Other images are positioned outside the world of the 1%, looking back in. In March 2015, billionaire private equity investor Paul Tudor Jones II publicly declared that the wealth gap “cannot and will not persist...it will get closed. History always does it. It typically happens in one of three ways: either through revolution, higher taxes, or wars.” So then, what will it be? Please visit the show’s website.
About the Associated Charities
One of the associated charities is the One Percent Collective based in Wellington, they're a Collective of regular people giving 1% of their income to the causes we should all care about. Whether that’s ending homelessness in our cities, taking better care of our young people, every single dollar of your 1% donation goes to your choice of our partner charities to do what they do best.
Joining the Collective takes less than 5 minutes. You choose what 1% means to you, select any number of the partner charities you’d like to share your 1% donation between, and they'll connect you, as the generous human making amazing things possible, with the stories of the lives you touch.
Because let’s face it, we all want to help. There’s a lot of crazy stuff going on in the world, and a lot of people that need our support. On our own, our 1%’s may not seem like much, but together we are huge, and we have the power to make change. So go on, be powerful! Give your 1%.
Oxfam is a world-wide development organisation. They give a hand up, not a hand out. One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilising the power of people against poverty.
Around the globe, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. They save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And they campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them. Oxfam tackles the root causes of poverty, inequality and injustice in three ways:
Helping people help themselves. They provide people with access to the skills and resources necessary to earn a decent living, to have clean water, health and education, and to have a voice in their community.
Responding to emergencies. In disaster or conflict, they act quickly to save lives and help survivors recover. They also stay for the long-term to help communities rebuild and become more resilient.
Influencing decision-makers. From governments to companies to global institutions, they campaign to change the unfair practices and policies that keep people from experiencing their basic rights.