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25 May to 30 June 2002
In Nepal
The Photographs of Alastair MacPherson

Children in Nepal

Young Stirling photographer Alastair MacPherson has his first solo exhibition on show at Stirling's Smith Art Gallery and Museum. Last year, Alastair was in Nepal raising money for Enable, a charity which works with children who have learning difficulties, and he raised 2,500.

His tour of Nepal started in Kathmandu, and included treks around the Borderlands, and the rim of the Kathmandu Valley at high altitude. Visiting remote villages, Alastair was able to deliver much needed school supplies.

His photographs taken in Nepal focus on his belief in the importance of childhood. His aim is to show people the beauty of children in a world which is unfamiliar to them.

Speaking of his work, Alastair says:
"For me photography opens windows into worlds forgotten and teaches us something words cannot".

Alastair is continuing to raise money for children, and wishes to donate all profits from the sale of his photographs in the exhibition to charities which operate in third world countries. Prints are for sale at a price of 80 each.

Children in Nepal Alastair says:
"I simply hope that perhaps after looking at these photographs a handful of people may feel as I did and want to help".

Alastair, who has previously worked with children who have special needs and developmental difficulties, feels he can achieve more through his photography and fundraising work. He plans to study in Edinburgh and also attend workshops in Paris at the Speos Photographic Institute. He also has plans to visit Mongolia, India and Tibet as well as to continue working with third world charity organisations.

Admission to the exhibition is free, and it runs until 30 June.
Open Tuesday-Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm, Sunday 2.00-5.00pm. Closed Monday.

The exhibition has been supported by the Stirling and District Arts Forum.

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