[FIRST LOOK] #RIVERTONINPRINT A PHOTO EXHIBITION FROM JAMAICAN INNER-CITY YOUTH OPENING FEBRUARY 17 IN CHINATOWN

[FIRST LOOK] is where we introduce a new pop-up for the very first time. It's now in our Upcoming calendar and should be in yours too.

Fifteen Jamaican inner-city youth each equipped with a disposable camera share their stories from their community of Riverton Meadows, one of the poorest communities in Jamaica built along the edges of the Kingston landfill. Framed photos will be for sale during the fundraiser with 100% of proceeds going to Fundamentals for Change social projects in Riverton.

Ayako Turnbull is the President and Founder of the non-profit organization Fundamentals for Change. Fifteen years after falling in love with the community of Riverton Meadows, Ayako founded Fundamentals for Change (FFC). A program designed to provide and sustain lunch programs, sponsor school events (like the cheerleading routine captured below) and build playgrounds for the youth of Riverton Meadows. This community lines the perimeter of a landfill next to Kingston. It is FFC's central motivation to relieve communities burdened with the stresses and constraints of poverty.

Care to have a helping hand in all of this? The evening fundraiser takes place on Thursday night 6-11PM, tickets are $20 and include canapés, door prizes, drinks and live music by Deanna Knight and the Hot Club of Mars. You'll even receive a $10 voucher towards a photograph purchase if there's a photo that you love. 100% of the proceeds go back the Riverton Meadows Early Childhood Education Centre. Snag your ticket here.

If you can't make it to the reception, the exhibit us up a couple of days before starting February 17 at 434 Columbia. Hours here.