A Talk and Exhibition by Sara & Leah den Bok
Date: January 14, 2023 @ 1:00pm to 3:00pm EDT (10:00am to 12:00pm PDT)
This is an event supported by our Compassionate York Region community. Leah den Bok will be attending virtually from Spain. Her mother, Sara den Bok, will be in person at the event. There is the opportunity to attend the event virtually as well as in person.
Leah den Bok is a 22-year-old photographer who grew up in Collingwood, Ontario. She has walked the streets, in many cities and towns, capturing the lives of the homeless with her impactful photos. She wishes to shine a spotlight on the plight of homelessness, and to humanize people experiencing homelessness. Her stunning images are featured in her four volumes - Nowhere to Call Home — Photographs and Stories of People Experiencing Homelessness.
She was inspired by her mother’s story. Sara den Bok was found on the streets of Kolkata, India when she was only three years old, and was brought to Mother Teresa's orphanage. She was adopted by a Canadian family.
At this event Sara will be coming to the Richmond Hill United Church to tell her own story and bring her daughter’s books and prints. Leah's four books will be for sale. There will also be limited edition prints of the photos exhibited and for sale.
Leah joining from Spain, is currently pursuing her photography career there.
Please see her web site Humanizing the Homeless for more details, including links to purchasing her books and prints.
Ticket price - $15
Proceeds from this event will be given to the Social Justice Programs at the Richmond Hill United Church.