Walking in Their Shoes – Fundraising Event & Photo Exhibit

  By Evelyn Drake

Shoes and photography – not a typical pairing, but the two come together on November 30 and December 5, in support of Cameras4Change (C4C). Walking in Their Shoes is a fundraising event where guests can take in images from C4C workshops, view a teaser of C4Cs upcoming documentary Wetu Picha, take part in raffles, give-aways and an auction, while shopping for stylish John Fluevog shoes! 50% of proceeds from the sale of shoes that evening go directly to C4C.

To register for this free event in Vancouver or Calgary, visit:

The Dec 5th event in Calgary is also the kick-off of a two-month photo exhibit at The Peanut Gallery, located in the lower level of John Fluevog Shoes, featuring images taken at C4C workshops in Kenya and Vancouver.

C4C workshops aim to nurture creativity and self-determination through digital photography. Photography and the arts have long been used as tools for self-expression and social change. By providing training in photography, individuals and communities are able to give voice to their personal and collective stories, leading to positive personal and social change.

In Kenya, the workshops were held with refugee youth as well as girls that were forced to drop out of school for cultural or economic reasons including forced marriage, teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and female circumcision. For many, this workshop was the first time they used a camera.

The Vancouver workshop was held with Aboriginal youth taking part in a community gardening program. It was an opportunity for them to express their creativity and show the world through their eyes.

The Walking in Their Shoes Exhibit runs December 5, 2013 – January 30, 2014 at John Fluevog Shoes Peanut Gallery, located at 207 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, and can be viewed anytime during regular business hours.

For more information on the work of Cameras4Change visit cameras-4-change.org.


Evelyn Drake has been in the camera business since 2004. She has been involved in every aspect of The Camera Store's operations with a focus on marketing and event-based initiatives. She also hosts our YouTube channel The Camera Store TV.