In this blog I will be documenting the progress of this participatory photography project which is taking place at an orphanage in the Northern Indian state of Rajasthan. I will be selecting the most interesting photos from the day as well as sharing stories from the young people and the volunteers who are taking part in this project.
Firstly I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has helped to bring this project into reality; the staff in both India and the UK, the volunteers who are giving up their time to teach photography to the young people and all the people who have very generously donated digital cameras, without whom Life Through The Lens would not have been possible.
Over the course of this two week project, volunteers from the UK who have a background in photography will be teaching basic camera skills to boys aged 15 – 18. They will be exploring different techniques which will enable the young people to document their lives in a just and empowering way.
I am very much looking forward to embarking on this project and sharing the pictures with you along the way.