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VSCO Presents BEKOJI Exhibit in Collaboration with GGRF

VSCO presents: BEKOJI - an exhibition by Knox Robinson, Joel Wolpert, and Kent Andreasen

VSCO, 31 West 27th Street, 10th Floor 
November 03 2016 
6 — 9pm

On Thursday November 03, VSCO presents BEKOJI — an experiential storytelling project curated by writer, runner, and coach Knox Robinson that weaves text, photography, film, and installation to consider the life of young women using the inspiration of world class running to escape the cycle of poverty in rural Ethiopia. The work explores running as a source of personal creativity for the young women; as a flashpoint for designing and realizing a self-empowered future — and as an avenue for reaffirming their human rights and redefining gender roles in the process. 
The presentation at VSCO’s New York space features a studio installation of a film by Joel Wolpert and a photography essay by Kent Andreasen shown in large scale format. Robinson will perform a reading and stage a Q&A on Bekoji with Kayla Nolan of Girls Gotta Run Foundation, the only charity operating in Ethiopia that provides academic and athletic scholarships for young women in the country. Catering of classic Ethiopian fare and a traditional coffee ceremony will be provided by Philipos Mengistu of NYC’s iconic Queen of Sheba restaurant.

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