Introducing orphans to the world of photography

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Apr 23, 2012

PhotoYouth Spring News!

We finaly started our project in orphanages of Saint Petersburg!

Our teachers Yulia, Darya and Svetlana make photo workshops for teenagers from orphanges.

Our teacher Yulia reports after first class with children:

My first meeting with a group of girls from the orphanage was … odd. I talked a lot, and the girls were silent. At first I was scared: what if they did not talk to me! The girls got used to me. They were watching me – if I could trust. Each new person makes them suspicious. But, as I think,  I passed the test. After 30 minutes, all my students were standing around me, listened, talked, asked, surprised. Read more

Our Teacher Darya reports after first class with children:

It is always interesting to meet new people and more than that it is always interesting to meet new children! Children are our future!
Yesterday we met with some nice girls from a city orphanage. Some of them already knew something about photography and already tried to take pictures. Those girls came to ask with one question – how to make their photos better? Some girls are only forming their interest for photography.
We told them about PhotoYouth project so they started to call us “project people”. Read more

Please read more about the workshops and see new pictures in our official blog

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Elena Lashkova

Saint Petersburg, Russia

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