Communication Leadership’s Scott Macklin and Jonathan Cunningham will debut photography from their March trip to Kampala, Uganda at the 2312 Gallery in Seattle this month, inviting a new audience to experience the Obumu Media Lab journey.
Macklin and Cunningham’s work will be shown in the gallery’s ZIWA exhibit. Named for the Kiswahili word for “lake,” ZIWA celebrates the vibrant culture, people and landscapes of Kenya and Uganda, sister countries that border Lake Victoria. The event, which was co-produced by Macklin, Cunningham and Meg Stacker of One Vibe Africa, will showcase multimedia artwork from both professionals and youth from both nations. All proceeds from the exhibit will benefit One Vibe Africa and the Bavubuka Foundation—non-profits that seek to empower the youth of Kenya and Uganda, respectively, by funding arts education and self-discovery.
The show opens to the public on July 3rd and will be available for viewing for the rest of the month. The 2312 Gallery (2312 2nd Avenue) will hold an all-ages, opening night celebration on Thursday, July 3rd from 6-10 p.m. In the spirit of multicultural sharing and discovery, the night will feature live performances from Ugandan hip-hop pioneer Babaluku in his first ever Seattle show and Kamau Ngigi of Kenyan hip-hop group Kalamashaka.