‘100% Shark’ Category

100% Shark: Photography & Information Exhibition

February 11th, 2013
21 February – 22 March 2013

Opening Reception: Thursday 21 February
6pm at WTF Cafe & Gallery
Freeland and Love Wildlife foundations, with support from Canon Marketing (Thailand), invite you to join the opening of an exhibition for shark conservation on THURSDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2013, 6-9pm.
Up to 73 million sharks are killed each year to meet the demand for shark fin soup, and global shark populations are now in catastrophic decline.
International and local artists and photographers will exhibit works in support of a new USAID-sponsored campaign to reduce the sale and consumption of shark fin in Thailand.
The exhibition features 4 artists; photographs from Paul Hilton’s World Press Award 2012 winning series on shark finning, as well as recent images of an estimated 30,000 fins drying on urban rooftops that shocked the world. Animal activist Jirayu Ekkul’s underwaterphotography shows sharks in their natural environment; while an anonymous installation artist creates work to reflect the mindless consumption culture of the controversial dish. Lastly an educational VDO edited by newly graduated award winning artist, Sipakorn Kungsapichart. All works aim to shake consumers out of complacency.
The exhibition is using art as a tool to expose the truth behind shark fin soup, highlighting the health risks and environmental impacts of consumption.