TEN photographers banded together to help the Rumah Destiny children’s home by organising a photography exhibition at Ho Kow Hainam Kopitiam in Kuala Lumpur.
Each photographer contributed five photos and all proceeds from the sale of the photos will be given to the home.
The exhibition, sponsored by Ho Kow Hainam Kopitiam, Canon and J One Sdn Bhd, attracted many collectors who purchased the photos that captured their interest.
The group of photographers, led by Tan Chin How, had travelled to countries such as Vietnam, Mongolia and Iceland to take shots of landscapes and the people.
“We love taking photos as a hobby but this is our first time planning and organising an event,” said Tan.
Fifty-three photographs were displayed on the second floor of the eatery, with the price of photos ranging from RM500 to RM1,500.
Photographer Yong Weng Soon said the idea of hosting a charity event came when he and the other photographers gathered for an outing.
“All the photos we took were stored in our computers so we decided to make good use of them,” said Yong.
Rumah Destiny chairman Khoo Heng Ching said the home received a lot of help from surrounding communities.
“The bicycle shop near Rumah Destiny will repair our bicycles for free, and there are two doctors nearby who provide free medical treatment to the children.
“King’s Bakery in Sri Gombak gives us free bread twice a week and we pack it for the children to take to school,” Khoo said. — By HANS LOO LING HAU
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