Human Rights Project Exhibit at The Gallery Presents (Phantom Gallery LA)
Human Rights Project at TGP – July 2 to Aug 21
Richard S. Chow
Title: Home Street Home
Medium: Fine Art Photography, framed 16×24”, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 3.
Without hesitation, when I heard about the initiative, it is clear that I would create and submit to the show and be part of a movement that promotes awareness of Human Rights. I am proud to be one of the advocates and lend another voice to its importance. To further improve the gaps that exist globally, one must admit there is a problem – I hope this exhibit would highlight many facets of human rights issues and to encourage a dialog.
My image deals with the fundamental right to adequate shelter. One would think that homelessness is not as big as an issue in the U.S. but it is… As recently as 2015, Los Angeles elected leaders declared a ‘state of emergency’ on growing homelessness and committed over US$100M funding towards housing and other services for the homeless.