Children's Photography Exhibition
An important component of the Month of Photography event – and one that should not be overlooked - are the children’s photography exhibitions on view at the Iziko South African National Gallery Annexe until 1 November. All work on show is the result of children’s workshops initiated by Cape Africa Platform, Iziko Education and Public Programmes, MoP4, the Greyton Historical Association and ‘Word of Art’.
Inspired by ‘Kids and Cameras’ projects, the workshops focussed on learners from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. Further details about the workshops can be found in the Education and Public Programmes section of the website.
This photographic project centred on the Grade Five class of Greyton Primêr, a primary school that caters for children who live in Greyton and on farms in the area. After some basic instruction, the thirty-two learners were each given a disposable flash camera and encouraged to document their lives during the following two-week period. This they did with gusto, producing a remarkable set of images.
My Life, Our World
My Life, Our World is a collaborative project between Cape Africa Platform, Iziko Education and Public Programmes and MoP4.
Working with Grade Eight learners, from the Manenberg, Nyanga and Paarl area, this project aims to encourage youth to tell their own stories through the medium of photography.
This programme is inspired by various other ‘kids and camera’ projects e.g.: ‘Somoho Mountain of Hope’ (Soweto), Diana Segal (‘My Life’, youth from Greyton area) and ‘Born into Brothels’ (youth from red light district, India).
Happy Mobiles Project
This project, originally designed by ‘Word of Art’, assists children to produce colourful and interesting mobiles which will be donated to Children’s Hospitals to hang above the beds of patients to create a more cheerful atmosphere in an otherwise fairly bleak environment.
Open for viewing Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. Closing event: November 1.
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