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The Lottery of Birth - An international exhibition of art by young people

26 April – 28 May 2010
Atrium Gallery, Old Building,
Open Monday – Friday, 10am-8pm

UYDO, in collaboration with DESTIN and LSE Arts, presents 'The Lottery of Birth' art and photography exhibition at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) until 28th May.

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The United Youth Development Organization (UYDO|), the Development Studies Institute (DESTIN|) of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and LSE Arts are hosting an art and photography exhibition to celebrate the work of young artists and photographers from across the world. UYDO will be auctioning off most of the art works, including others, from 20th May to 30th May. To view the artworks on offer, and find out how you can bid, please click here|.

The launch event took place on 28th April at the LSE, Houghton Street, London, opening with a stimulating panel discussion on the ‘The Lottery of Birth’. The panel was chaired by Professor Thandika Mkandawire, former head of UNSRID and newly appointed Chair of African Development in DESTIN at LSE. The podcast of the panel discussion can be accessed here|. The discussion was followed by a reception in the Atrium Gallery to celebrate the launch of the exhibition which was opened by Professor Stuart Corbridge, Head of DESTIN. The unique work of upcoming and talented young artists and photographers will be showcased in the exhibition. Admission is free. The exhibition runs until Friday 28 May 2010.

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Photographs from the judging session (click on images to enlarge)

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The exhibition focuses on poverty and ‘The Lottery of Birth,’ exploring the impact that where we are born has on the opportunities we are each presented with in life. It will showcase the work of young people who have come together to use their skills and talents to raise awareness of the millions of young people in the developing world who live in poverty and have little or no opportunities. Funds raised from the event will go to The United Youth Development Organization (UYDO), a youth-led, grass roots, not-for-profit organisation, which provides small loans, training and support to young entrepreneurs in the developing world.

Espen Berg, CEO of UYDO said: “It is exciting to see how young people globally stand up and unite in the fight against poverty, injustice, and inequality. Young people recognise the potential for a more equal world, and they use non-traditional methods, like this arts exhibition, to make their voices heard!”

The exhibition has been supported by DESTIN AND LSE Arts.

For more information about UYDO please contact:

Louisa Tribe, Tel: 07861 434 941
Louisa.tribe@uydo.org|

For more information about the exhibition please contact Richard Hylton, Arts Coordinator, LSE on +44 (0) 20 7852 3793 or arts@lse.ac.uk|

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