PODO - a brief intro and exhibition!

I spent a long, hot, tiring, sweaty, ill-themed and emotionally draining 8 days travelling across Southern Ethiopia in October 2018 and it was all in aid of this. I can’t believe it’s finally here - PODO - the exhibition.

It opens this week on London’s South Bank at Gallery@Oxo (bottom of the Oxo tower) and is on from 24th April to 5th May. PLEASE come along if you are in town and passing through, I promise it will be worth it. Free entry, new work which I’m very proud of and you can only see in print until after the exhibition.

This is all for a very good cause and the whole project is about raising awareness of a terrifying skin disease called Podoconiosis. Find out more about the problem at my charity partner’s website: www.actiononpodo.com The aim of this work was to challenge the viewer through revealing the humanity within every sufferer of Podo - a disease which so often makes victims ‘unhuman’.

PODO exhibition Matthew Joseph

Watch this space for more news and updates but in the meantime, please come along and let me know what you think (nb. I won’t be there in person every day).

PODO by Matthew Joseph behind the scenes Ethiopia
Podo by Matthew Joseph behind the scenes Phase One portrait