In July 2014, Actors Eoin Macken (The Night Shift, Resident Evil: The final chapter) and Tim McDonnell (The Bastard Executioner) travelled to Northern Mozambique to witness Sightsavers’ work in the field and captured their experience on film.
The photos they took were exhibited in October 2015 at the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dublin on World Sight Day last year, and we are pleased to announce that the exhibition has been invited to return. The photographs are now available for viewing at the Centre until Sunday 31 January.
Not only can you visit the exhibition, Eoin and Tim have generously allowed us to sell these framed first editions with a limited print run of 50 to help us raise much needed funds for our Million Miracles campaign.
A large print is €300 and a small print is €250 – please contact Teresa Murray for further information. Buyers will also receive a personal thank you card from Eoin and Tim!
Talking about his time in Mozambique, Eoin said, “I visited Nampula Province not knowing what to expect, it really shook me how much we take for granted at home. I met a woman who had gone untreated for five years because she couldn’t afford to seek medical help. For her, it was too late: she will never see again. I met three people who had their sight restored, who saw grandchildren for the first time, who could work again, who felt their lives were restored.”
As well as being an Actor, Tim is also a professional photographer who works regularly with Sightsavers. “The images in this exhibition are not directly about Sightsavers’ work so much as trying to capture the circumstances in which that work takes place and the communities affected by it,” he explains, “Nampula Province is similar in size to Ireland and has a population of nearly five million: only three ophthalmologists serve this area.”
At Sightsavers, we want to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people who are irreversibly blind to live independently.
A Million Miracles is a three-year campaign launched on World Sight Day 2014 that aims to fund one million cataract operations to restore, save and protect people’s sight in some of the poorest parts of the world. It might seem like a huge number, but already nearly half a million miracles have been funded. If you would like to donate a miracle to our campaign or for further information, visit our Million Miracles website.
Visit our online gallery featuring Eoin and Tim’s photographs.
Sightsavers Ireland would like to thank Powerscourt Townhouse Centre for once again hosting this exhibition.