These Are The Artists Helping Build A School in Ethiopia Through Imagine 1 Day

On June 1st, Make & Hayo have teamed up to support Imagine 1 Day and the Ride Vs. One event to help build a school in Ethiopia. Imagine 1 day is an international organization dedicated to transforming communities in Ethiopia and 100% of the money raised goes directly to school projects, with no management fees!


We are throwing an art show and fundraiser at the Make Gallery and our goal is to raise min $2000. For this, we have invited a stellar group of photographers and artists to donate limited edition photographs that will be exhibited and for sale during this one-day-only #ImagineThisDay event. The theme of the evening will be summer, vivid photographs, and lots of color. To spice things up, we’ll also have a live auction with some great items you’re not going to want to miss! All the proceeds from the evening go to Imagine 1 Day. 


So here are the submissions and the 10 local and international photographers helping children in Ethiopia go back to school through Imagine 1 day. We couldn’t be happier with this cast! Do you want to own one of these prints? Join us on June 1st


Andrew Knapp



Andrew is a great photographer but his adorable puppy Momo is the one that gathers all the attention. Picture after picture you can see Momo in different locations, situations, and styles, stealing the hearts of its half a million followers. Normally based on the East Coast of Canada, Andrew has been spending some time on the west coast collecting stories and photographs with Momo, his loyal best friend. #FindMomo on Instagram for more cuteness!


Alex Michael May


Alex Michael May


We love Alex’s work, her colorful world can transport you to multiple places and you can see beautiful hues of pink, blue and green throughout her Instagram account. Alex is from Los Angeles and she can give you great tips on beauty, design, styling and fashion. An avid traveler, she’s got us dreaming about our summer vacation with her very inspiring photographs.


Nicole Wong


Nicole Wong


Nicole is a rising star in the Instagram community. Based in Vancouver, her minimalistic and fashionable style has earned the recognition of many photographers and Instagrammers all around. Nicole is also a content creator and writer, recently graduated from Simon Fraser University and has had the opportunity of visiting different parts of the world, always documenting in her unique style.


David Parias


David parias


We interviewed David Paris when he first released his underwater photography series. Originally from Barranquilla, Colombia, David lives now in Maui where he explores the intersection of art, photography and surf. Being already a photographer, graphic designer, a nature lover, and a surfer, it was just matter of time for David to get the right equipment to get all his passions in one: underwater photography. The talent was always there and now he has started amazing us with his focus of the ocean.


Lindsay & Tegan from Treasures and Travels


treasure and travels


Tegan and Lindsay are two sisters that started Treasures and Travels, a blog about cooking, DIY projects and style that it has evolved into a well-known Vancouver lifestyle blog. Their recipes have an interesting touch of beauty and creativity, and we love that you can see them enjoying life as it comes through their Instagram photos.


Adam & Dalit from Kvell




We had been following Kvell long before we met Adam and Dalit, two of the creative forces behind this lab made up of thinkers, designers, writers, and makers out to create disruptive work that ignites conversation. Their designs and photographs are very provocative, inspiring, fun and colorful. You can check their profile for a dose of imagination and creativity from their work or the work they feature from other creatives.


Jennilee Marigomen




Jennilee is a photographer from Vancouver that captures everything from portraits to still life elements. Her versatile portfolio and terrific style have given her the recognition of one of Vancouver’s hottest young photographers. An award-winner photographer, she has done work for multiple brands, as well as has been published in magazines and books showcasing the unique way she sees life.


Britney Gill


Brit gill


We included Britney Gill as one of our favorite Instagram profiles for photography and travel because we love the way she shows the world to us. Vancouver-based, Britney is really good at capturing interiors and spaces, always considering new and interesting angles. She’s the kind of photographer that teaches you by showing.



Sarah Tesla




Make’s founder Sarah Tesla is not only a creative force, she’s also a professional adventurer, travel writer, and photographer. With beautiful documentary images, she shared with us her very own experience in Ethiopia, where the cover photo of this article comes from. When she is not in Vancouver running Make, she can be found tromping through the mountains of East Africa or blasting through Argentinian roads on her motorbike.



Joanna Riquett


joanna riquett


Hayo‘s creator Joanna Riquett is also participating in this show with two images from her –so far not public– Tiny World series. She creates these images with a reverse lens technique she learned a few years back and this is the first time she has publicly shown this work. These images have not been digitally altered and the softness of the background is a result of the technique she experiments with.



We would also like to thank our sponsors Hemlock Printers, Postmark Brewing, Framehouse Boutique & Proper Design for helping us make it possible and to Ride Vs. One for organizing the main fundraiser event. Don’t forget to RSVP to join the event!


Cover photo: Sarah Tesla.


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