Visual Arts
10:24 am
Mon October 12, 2009

Photographer Tries to 'Change the Truth'

Gloria Baker Feinstein originally traveled to East Africa in 2006 to photograph children whose parents had died of AIDS. During the three week project, she says she encountered children who radiated hope, even in desperate circumstances. So when she returned home, Feinstein began a different kind of project.

Kansas City, MO – A new exhibition called Hide and Seek: Picturing Childhood at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art includes a local photographer, Gloria Baker Feinstein.

After a trip to Uganda in 2006, Feinstein started a foundation called Change the Truth to help a few of the approximately 2.2 million orphans in Uganda. They're children who are missing one or both parents due to civil war and AIDS. Feinstein's foundation provides food, medical care and education for children in the St. Mary Kevin Orphanage Motherhood in the small town of Kajjansi, Uganda.

Feinstein's new book Kutuuka pairs portraits of orphans with writings about their dreams. She talked to KCUR's Susan Wilson about the images and the organization.


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