Alexis de Vilar is an author, photographer and explorer, who has dedicated his life to the fight to save indigenous cultures and their ecosystems. He transports us to these exotic lands through his imagery and allows us to understand the people and their culture better.
Alexis has donated his powerful image, “Signare of Gorée Island holding her baby”, which was taken in Senegal in 2004. It is part of his striking Signares collection which features portraits taken in Senegal in 2004, 2005 and 2017. “Signare of Gorée Island holding her baby” is ink on photograph and measures 70 cm x 105 cm.
You can see this piece, alongside a selection of other works by Alexis de Vilar at La Reserva Club’s Club House as part of the exhibition “The Third Eye”. Visitors are welcome to pop by at any time or arrange a guided tour with the team and the exhibition will be open until the auction winner has been presented with their prize.
Nuevo Hogar Betania is a shelter in La Linea which offers assistance and a place to stay for the most vulnerable people in our society. It works hard to offer people who live on the streets, or find themselves without a home due to an emergency, a home as well as the support they need to deal with the many problems they face. As well as their shelter, they also advocate and campaign for the rights of the most vulnerable people in the society and collaborate with other associations, charities and government organisations to offer help to people who really need it.
Nuevo Hogar Betania is a non-profit organisation and needs funds to allow them to continue this important work. Photographer Alexis de Vilar hopes that his artwork and this charity auction will raise awareness of Nuevo Hogar Betania and also generate much needed funds.
To support the charity and be in with a chance of securing this wonderful work of art, bid online between the 11th and the 18th of June via https://www.ebay.es/itm/353528223443. The winning bid will be announced on the 19th of June.