Youth Photography Project
Team Member: Nicole Bohl
After years of having working with children and youth across the world, we (Nicole Bohl and Deb Barry) have seen how powerful it is when they are given the opportunity to share their stories and realities - both within their communities and countries, as well as globally.
We have now piloted a participatory photography project, where adolescents are taught photography and are empowered to share their realities and ideas. Through photography exhibitions, campaigns or social media, adolescents can raise issues and advocate for changes they want to see in their communities.
In Egypt where we have implemented a project, we have witnessed the possiblities and potential of this approach. Government officials who came to see the exhibition were incredibly moved by the photographs and words the adolescents used. As a consquence, they committed to providing support to adolescents who wanted to return to school and those wishing to take vocational training courses in tailoring.
Have a look at the photographs by the youth here (click download): https://www.dropbox.com/s/41vnl15preiwngb/Youth Photography Project_Egypt_PDF.pdf?dl=0
Overall, we passonionately believe in the power of storytelling. We particularly believe in letting adolescents speak for themselves and taking the time to listen to their perspecties and ideas. We intend to create a platform where youth from across the world can exchange their photographs and stories - this will give you an opportunity to get unique insight into everyday life of adolescents in other countries.
In order to get this project up and running and start implementing the project with adolescents in other countries, we urgently need to fundraise for the basic photography and printing equipment:
20 Point-and-shoot cameras (same model)
3 portable photo printers
24 SD Cards
20 Camera Cases
Printer paper and ink cartridges for portable photo printers
For those of you who prefer to purchase these items directly instead of a financial contribution through this site, please message us. There is also a possiblity to send funds over paypal if you prefer to do so.
THANK YOU for considering donating to our project! We can't wait to share stories from youth across the world with you!