We recently worked with Rick D’Elia on some images for his upcoming show at the Zuva Gallery. The Zuva Gallery is dedicating their space to help bring community awareness to the recent events in Africa. They will have an ongoing series entitled “AFRICA: AS IT IS”. Their first show will focus on Uganda.

On Thursday, Octover 18, 2007 at 7:00 pm, Zuva Gallery is opening an exhibition of 40 photographs from northern Uganda titled “The Human Tragedy of Northern Uganda”. The photographs are on loan from the U.S. State Department and were commissioned by the U.S. Embassy in Kampala, Uganda. The exhibit will be on display in the Zuva Gallery Special Exhibition Space at el Pedregal Shops at The Boulders Resort (Upper Level, Suite L2/L4). The exhibit continues through October 31.

The evening reception will begin with a brief talk and slide show by photojournalist Rick D’Elia. D’Elia shot many of the images in the exhibition and has traveled to Uganda multiple times. In 2003 and 2004, D’Elia spent a year working in Uganda with The Monitor, the national independent daily newspaper. During that time he also worked with development organizations in Uganda to document the projects in health and education. D’Elia has earned a number of awards in Arizona photojournalism competitions as well as top placing in National competitions. Rick D’Elia’s talk will be held in the Tohono Center (Upper Level) at el Pedregal Shops at The Boulders Resort.