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Kaid Ashton | People & Places

Postby knowng » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:43 pm


Kaid Ashton began taking photographs in the mid-90s of industrial landscapes, mostly graffiti and train yards. Only when he moved to Taiwan and fully experienced another culture did he begin to focus his camera on people, where and how they lived. Over the past 8 years, his interest in the ways of other people has spanned over 35 different countries, on sometimes less than reputable modes of transport. His images reveal curiosity, sense of adventure and gifted connection with people, traits that mark the best (and most grateful) of travelers. Each subject that he captures, Kaid tries to get an understanding of who they are and what their personality is like. In order to In 2008 Kaid began to strategically place his images on the streets of cities around the world. Bringing his art work to the places where the images were capture was one of the goals behind this. The other was to expose his work to people who would otherwise not get a chance to experience it. Since first pasting a photograph on a train in 2008, Kaid has had his work on the streets of Tokyo, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Toronto, Kaohsiung, Manila, Vancouver, Colombo, Guangzhou, Dhaka and Beijing. Inspired by locals who assisted with the pasting process in the slums of Manila, Kaid decided to give something back and started the Homeschool Project. Going back into the slums Kaid and a group of volunteers taught art classes to the children who lived there and fed them a nutritious meal at the end of the class. To date, the Kaid has taught 29 classes to over 1500 children mostly in Manila as well as Dhaka, Bangladesh and Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Opening reception October 20, 2012 | 8-11pm
On view October 20 – November 3, 2012

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Re: Kaid Ashton | People & Places

Postby ehoeveler » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:18 am

I very much appreciate the turn-ons. This is what
keeps us alive.
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