May 28, 2019

May 2019 Update!

By Elizabeth

Hello friends and supporters of Photo Start!

We are very pleased that our program continues to delight the children, and continues to provide value to our program partners. We are very excited to announce that we now have six program partners across Kenya and South Africa, and we will be holding a pilot program in Namibia later this year!

Our students have been high achievers, and their work continues to be spread. Followers of Photo Start will know that one student, Sarah Sunday, was picked to participate in the global, “This is 18,” project from the New York Times. This project was launched in print and online. We are delighted that the projects has turned into a traveling exhibition, and we recently learned a new book will be published!

Our young students at the Inua Mimi Rescue Centre are eagerly preparing for, and anticipating, their upcoming exhibition that will take place from July 22-26, 2019 at Alliance Francaise, Nairobi. We hope you will be there to join us!

In the classroom at St. Mary’s in Silanga, Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya, our students have been learning about composition, depth, and relationships and comparisons. This week, the students learned the difference between “relative and absolute.” Whether it is size or position, this is a very important concept that is necessary in photography (and in many other fields!).

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