Images Connect is an international photo project by photographer Henny Boogert that explores the similarities and differences between the places students call home around the world.
Boogert believes that all students worldwide share the same goals: to move forward and establish a career. Their housing — be it a room, an apartment or a hut — is as universal as those goals, and the Images Connect project aims to highlight that universality. Read more…
Starting in 2004, British photographer Julian Germain began a photo project shooting portraits of classrooms in North East England. The next year, he began doing the same thing for schools across the UK. It soon turned into an international project, as he began traveling to schools across the globe to document the environments young people are learning in. He calls the series Classroom Portraits. The photograph above shows a 4th grade math class in Cusco, Peru.
Project Einstein is a photo training group that started in Bangladesh and is now working with international youth in South Africa, Thailand, Haiti, and Guatemala. The group chose its namesake when one of its participants pointed out, “Einstein was a refugee but could still do great things.”
The current project in Guatemala is a two-month outreach to kids and teens, teaching them the art and techniques of photographing their own community. At the end of the project, their work is exhibited online and on site in their community.
According to Digital Democracy, the project’s goal is to give the youth a voice and to get the local and international communities involved in a dialogue about “education, indigenous rights and development.”
You can view more photos taken by Q´eqchi´ Maya kids in Guatemala’s rural Zona Reyne here.
(via Boing Boing)
Image Credit: Fulvia by Project Einstein participant
I’m down in sunny Anaheim, California at the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) 2010 Sneak Peek.
PMA is an international photo trade association, encompassing companies from all aspects of the photo industry, from camera manufacturers, printers, photo processors, papers, software and displays.
The PMA trade show officially kicks off tonight at 5pm, and the exhibition doors open tomorrow morning at 10:30 here at the Anaheim Convention Center, but already, there is a ton of awesome new products worth a look.
Just to give a taste of some products and news we’ll feature over the next few days, here are some highlights:
- The trend in this years point-and-shoot cameras: waterproof, durable, touch-screen, and retro styles.
- A vast new line from Fujifilm including a 3D handheld point-and-shoot and a medium format camera.
- A preview of Sigma’s 2010 line of lenses for full frame cameras.
- ThinkTank Photo showcased some exciting new products, including the Hydrophobia 70-200 rain cover (pictured below) and the Retrospective soft-sided camera and lens shoulder bags.
Keep an eye out for those stories and more on our site.