a wild hair of hope


Three years ago, almost to the day, I hopped on a plane for a trip to Sudanthat would shape everything that's transpired for me in the time since - both professionally and personally. The resulting film single handedly altered the direction of the work I do, which is now more than 95% motion-based (despite what my website may communicate, currently). But it's the still images from that trip that I've connected with most. Which is why I'm excited to announce that I'll be part of a two-man gallery event benefitting Seed Effect, the organization that first sent me overseas.

This is a one night only event and will feature a small collection of the images I shot in 2009. Except for a few test prints and things for personal use, this is the first time any of this work has been shown in print - and it will be shown in the sizes it was always intended to be seen. I'd like to invite you to come and enjoy the event. Here are the details:

THIS Thursday, Nov. 8th, from 6 - 8 pm at WELD Spaces (the new home of Trey Hill Photographs). Registration ( for the event is $19 and 100% of the proceeds from the event - including sales of the photography - go straight to funding loans in South Sudan. However, if the registration fee would prevent you from coming, please use the code SE3HC for free admission. If you don't pre-register, you can pay at the door, but that code will no longer work.

If you're planning to come, please leave me a note in the comments and make sure you come say hello or introduce yourself. I'm looking forward to spending the evening with you. Please feel free to share this with your friends. Seed Effect is a phenomenal organization and South Sudan, the world's newest country, can use all the exposure and support it can get.

I hope to see you Thursday!

//UPDATE// The response last week was incredible. so Seed Effect is hosting another evening at WELD for anyone who wasn't able to make the opening last week. It's this Thursday; the WELD address is 2410 Farrington St. Dallas, TX. This should be a more intimate affair. Thanks to my friends at WELD for agreeing to keep the work up an extra week.