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    Project to teach poor kids analog photography

    A young lady in Westwood (L.A.) is trying to put together a little project to introduce poor Brazilian children to film photography. Check it out:

    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/wan/347374473.html

    Maybe you could help her out.
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    I've not checked the link, yet. I've been thinking of a similar project here in central Arizona--Phoenix. It's only in a thinking stage, at this point.
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    There is a program in South East Vermont called In-Sight, which is oriented to youth, though not specifically for poor kids. This may provide some information, or inspiration.

    From their home page...

    In-Sight's mission is to provide local youth with a creative outlet away from school and give its students a visual language that will give them tools to communicate with others and discover something about themselves.
    In-Sight achieves this by offering photography classes to Windham County youth regardless of their ability to pay.

    http://www.insight-photography.org/1/index.shtml

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    A couple of weeks ago there was a thread on the APUG Irish forum about a shoot film project/contest for school kids sponsored by Fuji. Fujifilm provided one-use film cameras. You can do a search if you desire.

    Ironically, the "first prize" to the winner of the "contest" was a digiP&S!

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    Here's another good ongoing project,
    http://www.kids-with-cameras.org/home/

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    Poor kids? Film photography?

    I just have to ask, am I the only one seeing the contradiction in this?

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    The listing has expired on craigslist.

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    drat!

    Quote Originally Posted by kjsphoto View Post
    The listing has expired on craigslist.
    Should have saved the CL listing as a pdf. Sorry.
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    Is this the right way to go?

    Given that in the words of an APUGer "Photography is not for the faint of wallet", is this really the right way to go?

    Is this like taking poor children for rides in Rolls Royces and telling them this is what you should expect in life?

    Or maybe having poor people look at the kitchens on television and letting them think that everyone else has a kitchen like that?

    Just some thoughts,
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    Since the Craiglist post has expired - I cannot confirm. But I wonder if the purpose was not so much to introduce poor children to film photography as it was to create an "arts project"?

    These kinds of efforts have been done before with the idea of letting underpriviledged kids express themselves and their world by making a visual record of it. The purpose isn't to convince them to grow up and become good APUG'ers - rather it's to enable them to visually express what is good and bad etc. about themselves and their world.

    If this was the purpose - then it's a lot more "palatable" to me then just "teasing" poor kids with something they really cannot have.

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