By COLLINS IKENNA
Poetic Mines Inc. (Fingerprints Nigeria and World Calendar Dates) in collaboration with Priceless Arts Inc., Ara Studio, National Gallery for Arts, and Foodbank Nigeria will hold the maiden edition of their Photography and Poetry Charity Exhibition to commemorate this year’s UN-declared World Food Day at the Arts Gallery of National Theatre Iganmu, Lagos, on Tuesday October 18, 2016.
According to the Olawole Ashiru, C.E.O of Priceless Arts and Exhibition Consultant, he said the exhibition will “employ the media of photography and poetry to articulate all that are associated with foods – nutritional value, prices, presence, scarcity, deprivation, excessive tendencies, hoarding, waste – and how they all affect the essence of life positively or negatively”.
Fingerprints Nigeria (fingerprintsng.wordpress.com) is an online Creative Journalism platform that constantly wields its pen to focus on social issues as it affects the life of every Nigeria and the world at large. A brain child of Poetic Mines Incorporated, with its sister project, World Calendar Dates, have synergistically worked together to create awareness about internationally recognized days such as World Blood Donor Day, Internationally Missing Children’s day and so on.
Saibu Abisola, the Program Coordinator for Poetic Mines Inc., said they address the shortcomings of the Nigerian populace and encourage a positive revolutionary mindset using these significant days as global pointers and reference point.
“We believe that the work of total human development which includes good health, education, and poverty reduction and so on shouldn’t be left for internationally recognized organizations like the United Nations and World Health Organization alone. Everyone is to work for the common good of his or her fellow men. This among other socially responsible tenets is the goal of Fingerprints Nigeria and World Calendar Dates.
Apart from the World Food Day exhibition, Saibu said pictures and poetry about World Teachers Day, Global Mental Health Day, and International Day For the Girl Child will also be exhibited.
“With the tools of photography, arts, motion pictures and poetry, we hope to inform, educate and advance the lives of people. We can categorically tell you that 100% of the proceeds will be donated to stop hunger in the country. Change begins with me, with Fingerprints Nigeria, and with this maiden exhibition. I encourage everyone to participate and encourage what we are doing”, she said.