Photographer Amy Wright hosts a beautiful slide show of her photos as she talks about her journey to India to record the lives of women and their families who have been impacted by microloans.
What is a microloan? It is a very small, short-term loan at low interest, especially for a start-up company or self-employed person. -- dictionary.com
“Witnessing the power of microlending has changed my entire perspective on poverty, both in the United States and around the world, because I have seen the way that it transforms lives in very simple and practical ways. To put it very simply…a microloan = hope.”
Amy K. Wright
Photographer Amy K. Wright: A Portrait of a Microloan in India
Thursday, March 12, 6:30-9 p.m.
Central Library, Level 7 Vida Ellison Gallery
As a travel and portrait photographer, Amy K. Wright has spent the last 13 years working to capture the faces and landscapes of those in her local and global community. As a team member at Whole Foods Market, she has had the opportunity to visit India twice, in the last 2 years, and witness the transformative power of micro-lending through the Whole Planet Foundation. From this journey, she has created her first photography book entitled A Portrait of a Microloan, which offers a snapshot of the beauty and soul of India, and her first hand experience with microlending in one of the poorest parts of the world.
Join us for an evening that includes Indian tea service and live sarode and tabla Indian music. Copies of Amy’s book will be available for purchase and signing. Books will be available for cash only. All proceeds will benefit the Whole Planet Foundation.