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Exhibition explores green issues

The exhibition, which was first launched in Bulawayo on May 10 opened at Gallery Delta on Tuesday and runs until June 20.

It showcases photographs that depict the relationship between people and the environment and how humans can sometimes be hostile to their surroundings.

The Harare exhibition also features video presentations by Nigel Hullet whose works raise awareness on environmental issues.

The exhibition is a photographic interpretation of the impact of the action of human beings on the environment and also serves to raise awareness on issues of environmental degradation as well as the impact that it has on people’s lives.

While We Wait, sponsored by the European Union and the Food and Agricultural Organisation, also coincided with this year’s edition of World Environment Day which ran under the theme, Greening the Economy-Does It Include You?

Gauss, whose career in photography spans as far back as 1988, said the objective of the exhibition was to question people about their actions in relation to the environment while at the same time highlighting the fact that people tend to wait and watch while environmental degradation is going on rather than take action.

“The theme of this exhibition seeks to question people if they really understand the results of their actions on the environment. It seeks to bring people to question what they see and what it means for the environment,” said Gauss.

Officially opening the exhibition, Environment minister, Francis Nhema, said the showcase has great potential to educate the public on issues to do with the environment. –– Staff Writer.

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