LIVINGSTONE’S LIVING LEGACY: Football and the Three Cs
LIVINGSTONE’S AFRICA EXHIBITION
PHOTOGRAPHY – by Claire Foottit
images linked by the thread of Livingstone’s African Journeys
Purchased by Strathclyde University for their Livingstone Collection
On permanent display in the Livingstone Tower, Strathclyde University, Richmond Street, Glasgow, G1 – Free Entry
Livingstone’s Living Legacy: Football and the Three Cs Photography Project
43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR
Wed 19 March – Sat 5 April 2014 | 10am-6pm | Free
David Livingstone, the Scots Missionary explorer, is remembered for advocating the Three Cs – Christianity, Commerce and Civilisation. It is also said he took a football to Africa. This was the inspiration behind the photography project conceived by Claire Foottit for Livingstone’s Bi-centenary.
Part of a developing project, linking diverse football communities through photography, the exhibition opens on what would have been Livingstone’s 201st birthday!
On display is work from the Play Soccer Malawi team in Blantyre. Portraits and a selection of photographs taken by the football team on disposable cameras give a modern interpretation of Livingstone’s three Cs, sharing cultural perspectives and enhancing international partnerships.
They form a trailer for a major exhibition planned at Hampden (funding dependent) which will include work from other teams in Scotland and Southern Africa.