On the 12th September 2015, HYF attended the 9th Annual Adopt-A-School Foundation back to school fundraiser dinner.

The Adopt-a-School Foundation is a non-profit organisation that supports the creation and enhancement of a conducive learning and teaching environment in disadvantaged schools

The Adopt-A-School Foundation envisions a future where the circumstances of a child’s birth do not determine the course of their life. I am hugely humbled by the remarkable success that the Foundation has achieved to date. It has touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of learners, created opportunities for hundreds of small black businesses and brought hope to poor communities across South Africa

Jason Hinde(HYF): ‘I am honored to donate this exquisite piece of Art by Leon Krige, to the Chairman of the Adopt-A-School Foundation, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa to aid him in his cause. Together we raised over R2.5 Million at the 9th Annual Back to school dinner for the schools of Adopt-A-School Foundation.’


One of the main themes of the event was to raise funds for sanitary items, toiletries as well as for heath and wellness education and workshops into these schools, with a special focus on young girls. Many young girls are absent from school due to not having sufficient sanitation pads.
It was a night of fun and education, there was pledging and lots of giving. HYF is proud to be associated with Adopt-A-School and the Shanduka Group and it was an honor for us to donate our art for this cause.

Leon Krige – Hollywood Heights South West

Artist: Leon Krige
Title: Hollywood Heights – South East
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Dimensions: (1950-x-750mm)
Editions: Original

Diasec frame (vacuum sealed between two sheets of archival perspex on an aluminium plate)

High resolution photograph, printed on archival paper and signed by the artist

Urban Cityscape photographer and architect Leon Krige donated a portfolio of photographic art from his nocturnal ‘CITIES OF THE SOUTH’ collection to HYF for charity fundraising.

The photographs are composite panoramic images, made up of many high resolution, manual, long exposures, which are separately processed, then stitched together. This adds to the level of detail, depth of colour and an element of unpredictable outcome as the scene changes over 30 to 60 minutes of exposure time.

Long exposures avoid facial representation of people living in difficult circumstances, to avoid an invasion of their privacy, but the soft movement of a figure, or the purple colour of a television screen behind brightly coloured curtains, represents their presence.

Colours in the images are a direct result of the colour separation caused by light temperatures of artificial light sources, from the orange of sodium on streets and highways, to the green of fluorescent tubes, the blue of halide spotlights, a kaleidoscope of colours which our eyes normally correct to white, are separated out with no artificial intervention.


See more images in Gallery.


9th Annual Back to School Fundraiser