Monday, 5 March 2012

Day 1 - Introductions

Eight boys aged 14-17 living in an orphanage in the North Indian state of Rajasthan were today the second cohort to try their hands at using a camera for the very first time. When asked if they had been looking forward to the photography project they all nodded and laughed enthusiastically!

After playing some introductory name games and explaining the aims of the project to the young people the volunteers provided each boy with a digital camera and they set at discovering how to handle it; on, off, zoom, playback...all exciting new concepts!

The group getting to grips with their cameras.

It was then time for each young person to explore the orphanage grounds through their lens. Here are a few of the boy's favourite photos from the day and we think they are exceptional first attempts...

By Shankar, aged 15

By Ajay, aged 14

The young people were then left alone with the cameras for the evening and their homework was to get snapping, choose their favourites and write a short description detailing why they like the photo, what it means to them and how it makes them feel. The volunteers can't wait to see the images the boys have produced...

Tommorrows workshop: Cyanotype photograms using sun print paper.

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