Project #9008

Introducing orphans to the world of photography

by Petersburg Parents

Dear supporters!

We would like to thank you for your help!

We are pleased to inform you that our project is going on well.

We are happy to tell you about the latest news of our project:

November 30: was the closure of the first stage of classes for children.

Januarry 15-17: II teachers seminar in Riga. New teachers from Saint Petersburg participated in the seminar.

January 18: opening of the exhibition in Riga. Please see the pictures here

February 1: we started the second stage of classes with children. Please see the reports here



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Lena Lashkova

Hello everyone!

We had a nice holidays during June-August!

From the begining of September our teachers Yuliya, Daria and Svetlana continued with the workshops and here are some of their reports.

Butterfly world

by our teacher Daria:

Today we are with the students visited the exhibition of butterflies in the eco-biological center on Krestovsky. We made pictures of “wild” nature.

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First meeting after the summer

by our teacher Yulia:

Meeting with my students after the holidays was very happy – we all missed each other.

We are very lucky – it was a sunny day, the mood is great, we got a brilliant result.

See more pictures from the workshop

New group

by our teacher Svetlana:

Last Friday we had the first lesson in this year. Our  group was updated and now we have 4 new participants.  So the most part of the lesson we got acquainted, remembered bases of the photo and tried to do some.

See more pictures from the workshop


More reports from photo workshops with orphan children see here


PhotoYouth project has been created to help talented children from Saint Petersburg orphanages to learn photography. 



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One colorful day
One colorful day

One colorful day

by our teacher Yulia:

20 years ago on May 19 was a good children’s holiday – Day of Pioneriya. Today’s children don’t know such a holiday therefore we declared an own holiday this day: Day of Colours!
We walked in park on Krestovsky the island and photographed color and pleasure.

See more pictures from the workshop

Birthday school! Fortieth anniversary! 18 may

by our teacher Darya:

Today my students have made his first photo essay!!

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Game hour

by our teacher Svetlana: 

Yesterday in our school passed a game hour.  It wasn’t a photo class, we just played  the board games with children.  And one of our junior photographer Tamara made some pictures.  Here is  photo report.

See more pictures from the workshop

One colorful day
One colorful day
One colorful day
One colorful day
Game hour
Game hour
Game hour
Game hour
Birthday school
Birthday school
Birthday school
Birthday school

Report from workshop dated 1st of May:

In Russia today, a holiday. So my girls were playing and joking mood, rather than engage in serious things. And our photo shoot was not very serious. Then we made a not serious magazine.
Our theme: “Life is knitted rabbits in their natural environment.” The magazine photos that my students have made headlines, and we came up with. This is a very funny title in Russian, which uses a play on words, quotes from children’s books about rabbits. We have sports and theater pages. And another story about how to lose weight, how to shoot a movie about puppet rabbits.
It was a very funny holiday. But in the next lesson, we again deal with serious things.

Please read more of our reports !

We are very thankful to our supporters and asking them to keep helping our project more!

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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Petersburg Parents

Location: Saint Petersburg - Russia
Website: http:/​/​
Petersburg Parents
Project Leader:
Elena Lashkova
Saint Petersburg, Russia

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