Jacob Simkin

Hoppers Crossing, Australia

Left the easy life. Jumped on the boat, set sail and see where it leads to.

Through my Eyes Project Fundraiser

Dear friends

I have just organised a benefit gig to help me start my photo/video project called “Through my Eyes”
It is about helping teach children photography and video so they can show people their lives, dreams, hopes and passion. It is about celebrating life amongst hardship and war. Several NGOs will help me along my way,

I am starting the project at Fitzroy Learning Centre with several refugee children then travel to Banda Aceh first to work at the orphanage . I plan to travel to work and do relief aid photography in Laos, Burma, India, Pakistan, Afganistan, Palestine, Darfur, Somalia and Peru.

The money helps to go to running classes and also film stock and processing for the children.

In Pakistan I hope to work on building my school in the Kashmir region and will spend several months on hopefully planning and building of the project. I plan to go away for a while but i will keep everyone informed about my progress and show off the children’s photos and video art.

The gig is at Loop Bar
23 Meyer Place in the City
on 25 October (Thursday)
starting at 7.30pm
Cost: By Donation

I will be showing my video artworks of the project including photo slide show of Banda Aceh and Pakistan. I will also play the video artwork for Gotye I have done and a few select music videos I have been a part of.

then we hit the night with some live dance music and some live vjing
Tiger Funk will be playing so that’s Ezra (DJ Many Feather), Cayn on sax and vocals (Baron Von Thunderwick) and Mad Mitch (From the Darnelles) on percussion drums. Also the lovely Aysu on vocals. Anyone who wants a little bit of jamming or spontaneous vocal come on the mic! I’ll be singing and breaking it down but more so I will be vjing and scratching images with Kitty Gordon.

So please come and enjoy the images and get ready to boogie
It is going to be fun!

Jacob Simkin

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