Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Thanks to our supporters!

As the "Breaking Free" exhibit makes it's way to a third location, we'd like to take a moment to list some Kickstarter backers that made this exhibit possible:

Ink Monstr
100% Natural Ltd.

Compassionate Pain Management
Jenny Kessler
Barb & Steve Bates
Adrian Barrett (Lightmaker)
Ted Johnson Dental
The Dubman Family
Suzanne Sell
Owen Lauber
John Michelotti

Thank you! This couldn't have happened without you!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Chiang Mai Month of Photography

Shoot Cameras Not Guns is pleased to announce our involvement in the Chiang Mai Month of Photography- a series of photography exhibits run by F/28.
The exhibit, "Breaking Free" has traveled around Denver, USA, and will now be on display in Chiang Mai, Thailand through February 28, 2015. 

The OPENING PARTY will be this Saturday, February 14, 2015. 

Photo by Talachan

Shoot Cameras Not Guns
Venue: Alliance fran├žaise
Dates: February 1 – 28, 2015Opening hours:Mondays from 8 am to 6 pmTuesdays to Fridays from 8 am to 7.30 pmSaturdays from 7.30 am to 5.30 pmSundays from 8.30 am to 12.30 pmOpening Party: Saturday, February 14, 2015 @  5 pm
Alliance fran├žaise Chiang Mai
138 Thanon Charoen Prathet
50100 Chiang Mai
Tel: 053 275 277
Fax: 053 821 039

About the Exhibit:
The images in this series were taken by students of the 2013 workshops in Burma and Thailand, former students who now help run the program, and by Diana Sabreen (SCNG Founder, Executive Director, and photographer).  These images were created by past and current students from this population. You can read about these photographers throughout the exhibit.
Burma (also called Myanmar) is at a critical point in its history. After more than 50 years of oppressive military rule, the government is shifting towards democracy. Citizens continue to fight for human rights such as freedom of speech and expression, risking political imprisonment.
Since freedom of the press is just being developed in Burma, it is important for journalists and activists to learn international standards for accurate and truthful journalism. With the right tools, our students are able to provide engaging visual evidence of what is happening in their communities. These photographs spark critical conversations about their lives both locally and globally.
Burma is literally breaking free of old chains and creating new norms in every aspect of the culture. When we asked one of our photojournalists how he knows what he is allowed to publish, he responded, “We just push the boundaries every day. And if no one comes knocking on our door, we know we can publish this kind of thing.”
About the Project:
Shoot Cameras Not Guns is a Denver-based non-profit that teaches photography as a tool for social change and empowerment. The project leads workshops locally and internationally in underserved and marginalized communities.
In 2013, SCNG continued work with Burmese refugees and journalists-in-exile in Thailand, and launched the program for the first time inside Burma.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Beers for Burma Performance Video

Check out this great video of Beers for Burma performances by Schertz Productions!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014



April 26, 2014

Helikon Gallery
3675 Wynkoop Street
Denver, Colorado 80216

The Event:
Featuring Colorado craft beers, live music, circus style aerial acrobatic performances, and the Shoot Cameras Not Guns student exhibit, the 2nd annual-ish Beers for Burma is not to be missed!

This fundraiser for the Denver-based non-profit, Shoot Cameras Not Guns, will  highlight RiNo businesses, and have a great party for an even greater cause!

Wine, and non-alcoholic Bhakti Chai available as well.
21+ Event


GA - $15 (Ticket prices will go up at the door)
Includes admission and one free drink!
Beer tasters not available for GA.

Includes unlimited pints and tasters, admission, and one Limited Edition Beer for Burma Pint Glass!

This exclusive ticket gives you access to the VIP area. Get a bird's eye view of the gallery, musicians and performers. Enjoy catered food, a Limited Edition Beers for Burma pint glass, unlimited pints and tastings, (includes wine and non-alcoholic beverages), and beer runners to deliver your beer to you (don't wait in line!) 



Thursday, April 17, 2014

Helikon Gallery Opening Reception Tomorrow, April 18, 2014

OPENING TOMORROWTomorrow, April 18th is another opening of the Kickstarter-funded show "Breaking Free," the exhibit of photography by Shoot Cameras Not Guns students. The photographers are journalists and activists documenting the life in Burma as well as the border regions of Thailand. 
The show had a great opening at the Posner Center for International Development with an interactive opening utilizing the building's many whiteboard and chalkboard walls. Viewers got to answer questions posed by the photographers, and those answers and reactions will be sent back to the photographers! View photos of the opening here.
The Helikon Gallery opening reception tomorrow is from 6pm-10pm at 3675 Wynkoop Street in Denver, Colorado. 

Cayce from Helikon hanging the show 
Cayce from Helikon hanging the show

If you can't make it tomorrow, you can check out the exhibit during public gallery hours (Tues-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat 12pm-4pm) through May 24, 2014, or check out the other upcoming events at Helikon!

BEERS FOR BURMABeers for Burma is our major fundraiser at Helikon Gallery on April 26th. (One week to go - get excited!) CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FROM LAST YEAR. This event features the student photography exhibit, as well as a celebration of all things freedom of speech. Performers include live musicians, aerial acrobatics and more!

Helikon Gallery will host a First Friday reception on May 2 from 6pm to 10pm.

Here are some photos from the exhibit: