(Maseru, Lesotho--June 21, 2013) Prince Harry’s charity, Sentebale is pleased to announce the Sentebale – Stories of Hope exhibition, will open at Getty Images Gallery, London on 26th July 2013 until 10th August, showcasing images by Getty Images’ award-winning royal photographer Chris Jackson of Sentebale’s work in helping the vulnerable children of Lesotho.
Photo by Chris Jackson. ©2013 Getty Images
Since Sentebale began in 2006, the charity has improved the lives of thousands of children living in Lesotho by providing healthcare and education to those most in need. Over the years, Jackson has travelled back and forth to Lesotho with Prince Harry and has developed a portfolio of images which capture the problems these children face, and more importantly, show how Sentebale is making a big difference to many of their lives.
“By working with the children, providing education, care and support, building knowledge and confidence, this generation can look forward with hope and live healthy and happy lives.”
Prince Harry at Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup in Greenwich, CT, May 2013
MASERU, LESOTHO - FEBRUARY 27: Prince Harry meets 15 year old orphan Keneuoe at St Bernadette's Centre for the blind a project supported by his charity Sentebale on February 27, 2013 in Maseru, Lesotho. Sentebale is a charity founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho. It helps the most vulnerable children in Lesotho get the support they need to lead healthy and productive lives. Sentebale works with local grassroots organisations to help these children, the victims of extreme poverty and Lesotho's HIV/AIDS epidemic. Cathy Ferrier was appointed as Sentebale's Chief Executive in March 2012 and is spearheading a fundraising initiative to build the Mamohato Centre which will provide psychosocial support for children and young people infected with HIV. Prince Harry is due to pay a visit to Lesotho this week to catch up on his charity's progress and meet key children who will be supported by the charity. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The exhibition is made up of a selection of images covering every aspect of Sentebale’s work in Lesotho; from portraits of the harsh reality of daily life for many orphans and herd boys, to the positive outcomes of those children with disabilities receiving an education, and HIV-positive children growing in confidence as they attend Sentebale’s Mamohato Camps.
MORIJA, LESOTHO - FEBRUARY 23: Children run towards charity workers from Sentebale on February 23, 2013 in Morija, Lesotho. Sentebale is a charity founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho. It helps the most vulnerable children in Lesotho get the support they need to lead healthy and productive lives. Sentebale works with local grassroots organisations to help these children, the victims of extreme poverty and Lesotho's HIV/AIDS epidemic. Cathy Ferrier was appointed as Sentebale's Chief Executive in March 2012 and is spearheading a fundraising initiative to build the Mamohato Centre which will provide psychosocial support for children and young people infected with HIV. Prince Harry is due to pay a visit to Lesotho this week to catch up on his charity's progress and meet key children who will be supported by the charity. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Other highlights of the show include the unveiling of the plans to build the Mamohato Children’s Centre – allowing Sentebale to quadruple the number of HIV-positive it can provide psycho-social support to, and exclusive and unseen photographs of Sentebale’s founding patrons Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso, and ambassador Nacho Figueras and the Sentebale team.
The Sentebale – Stories of Hope exhibition has been sponsored by Getty Images Gallery. The show will be open to the public with free admission beginning on the 26th July and prints are available of all the images with a percentage of proceeds going to Sentebale.
Cathy Ferrier, CEO of Sentebale commented “Sentebale are delighted to be partnering with Chris Jackson and Getty Images Gallery to deliver a visual record of our work. We have ambitious plans to expand, including building a specialist centre for children living with HIV which will allow us to reach many more young people in Lesotho. We would like to invite everyone along to the exhibition to see for themselves the difference we are making to the children of Lesotho.”
Louise Garczewska, Senior Director of Getty Images Gallery commented “We are delighted to be working with Sentebale on this initial exhibition showcasing their work in Lesotho. It is impossible not to be moved by the children’s stories and their irrepressible optimism captured in Chris Jackson’s photography. We hope this exhibition helps raise awareness of Sentebale’s vital work and that print sales provide much needed funds for the Mamohato Project."
Sentebale was set up in 2006 by Prince Harry from the British Royal Family and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho. Sentebale is a Sesotho (language of Lesotho) word meaning ‘forget me not’ in English. The charity was founded in memory of the two princes’ late mothers, and helps the most vulnerable children in Lesotho who are affected by poverty and HIV/AIDS.
In May, Sentebale exhibited a garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show sponsored by B&Q to raise awareness of the charity’s work in Lesotho. Additionally Prince Harry and Nacho Figueras played in the annual polo fund raising event, the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup in Greenwich, CT, USA.
In February, Prince Harry visited Lesotho to see the difference Sentebale’s programmes were making to the children. At the end of his visit, he attended the Sentebale Gala Dinner in Johannesburg which was to mark the launch of a major fundraising campaign to build the Mamohato Centre for children and young people infected with HIV.
Chris Jackson is Getty Images’ royal and assignments photographer. Over the last decade Jackson has photographed a diverse range of subjects and events, from some of the world's biggest news stories to Royal tours of Pakistan, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, New Zealand, Malaysia and many more. His images are published regularly on the front pages of newspapers and magazines around the world. Jackson was 2005 News Photographer of the Year and has received a number of special awards for his royal photos including Royal Photographer of the Year 2010.
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