ink jet prints
24in X 20in
Starting in the Himalayas and then expanding through the greater part of Africa, The Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) has spent the last 17 years curing blindness around the world. Through the connections of HCP my father, Paul Jorizzo, and I have had the opportunity to travel to Ethiopia to help cure blindness. Starting north in Makele, on our first trip, and then moving south to Arba Minch, we were granted the opportunity to work with several doctors, nurses, and staff to help the people of these small towns. The patients travel for hundreds of miles from surrounding villages and are housed at the hospital for pre-operative and post-operative care. While in these camps, the patients bond with each other through their fear, excitement, and the possibility of the unknown. The aim of my thesis project was to document my experience while helping the patients in the program. The series of portraits in the exhibition are just a small selection of the thousands of images I made while in Ethiopia.
Jorizzo, Kris, “Untitled,” Lewis & Clark Senior Art, accessed April 20, 2014, https://library.lclark.edu/seniorprojects/items/show/4181.