Matthew Sawatzky

Fools & Horses

379 Broadway Avenue

Winnipeg

Mon-Fri 7am-7pm

Sat-Sun 9am-5pm

 

Matthew Sawatzky is a freelance photographer based in Winnipeg who has been documenting

the development and relief work of Mennonite Central Committee since 2013. His show in the

festival consists of images from a number of countries and projects including MCC’s

humanitarian response to the 2015 Nepal Earthquake, internally displaced people in Iraq, and

glimpses into homes in Ukraine for people struggling with drug addiction. Matthew is excited to

be a part of Flash Photo Fest 2016 and to have the chance to exhibit his favourite images from

his last few years traveling with MCC.

For more information about MCC and its work visit www.mcccanada.ca

Matthew’s website is matthew-sawatzky.squarespace.com

 

Naomi (22) wants to one day have her own sewing machine in order to generate income for her family. This sewing machine belongs to her mother. her family has taken refuge in an unfinished house in a small town in Northern Ninewa Governorate, Iraq. The family is receiving 12 months of food assistance from Zakho Small Villages Project(ZSVP). MCC supported this project through its account through CFBG. (NOT FOR PUBLICATION, Village: Shexka Thost community 600 families 3000 individuals, 265 families 1473 individuals).
Naomi (22) wants to one day have her own sewing machine in order to generate income for her family. This sewing machine belongs to her mother. her family has taken refuge in an unfinished house in a small town in Northern Ninewa Governorate, Iraq. The family is receiving 12 months of food assistance from Zakho Small Villages Project(ZSVP). MCC supported this project through its account through CFBG.
(NOT FOR PUBLICATION, Village: Shexka Thost community 600 families 3000 individuals, 265 families 1473 individuals).

 

Ukha Maya Magor's house was damaged in the earthquake and now lives in a temporary shelter in Dalchoki village Nepal. MCC partner, RICOD, provided emergency food to people affected by the spring 2015 earthquakes in the Lalitpur District of Nepal. This response included blankets, tarps and kitchen utensils. As rebuilding begins, RICOD will work with MCC to support families receiving government assistance for new homes, and provide training on building earthquake resistant buildings. Through it's account at Canadian Foodgrains Bank, MCC also works with RICOD on livelihoods and food security programs.
Ukha Maya Magor’s house was damaged in the earthquake and now lives in a temporary shelter in Dalchoki village Nepal. MCC partner, RICOD, provided emergency food to people affected by the spring 2015 earthquakes in the Lalitpur District of Nepal. This response included blankets, tarps and kitchen utensils. As rebuilding begins, RICOD will work with MCC to support families receiving government assistance for new homes, and provide training on building earthquake resistant buildings. Through it’s account at Canadian Foodgrains Bank, MCC also works with RICOD on livelihoods and food security programs.

 

Lubov Yarchuk, and Natalia Mezentseva at the womens rehabilitation centre run by New Life, in Nikopol Ukraine. New Life is a MCC partner program that aims to improve the psycological and physical health of HIV positive people including former and curretn prisoners in Nikopol Ukraine.
Lubov Yarchuk, and Natalia Mezentseva at the womens rehabilitation centre run by New Life, in Nikopol Ukraine. New Life is a MCC partner program that aims to improve the psycological and physical health of HIV positive people including former and curretn prisoners in Nikopol Ukraine.