Album – Photo Sumba Stories Program
CATEGORIES: Project-related albums
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EXPLANATIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS: #sumbaphotostories is a program created by Kawan Baik Indonesia and Fair Future Foundations. As Kawan Baik Indonesia and the Swiss Fair Future Foundation aim to contribute to the development of disadvantaged areas, we need to map out the most pressing issues in every area where we work. Nevertheless, it is sometimes a difficult process to define what the real problems are, decide what should be prioritized, and find the most effective method to solve the problems. Therefore, we have initiated a photography project, through which we do the process in a creative way by engaging local children and understanding the problems from their perspective. Sumba Photo Stories Project is one of our brainchildren. In this project, we teach local children about photography, including how to use a camera, take photos with good angles and compositions, and subsequently make good stories out of their photos. We will lend them cameras and let them take pictures of anything in their surroundings as we continue to hone their photography skills through a series of training. The photos captured real problems in their environment (such as clean and safe water access, or studying without electricity), which are interpreted from the children’s genuine point of view. The project is conducted in three phases: training/workshop, exposition, as well as evaluation, and action plans.