The World Through My Eyes – Introduction Nov 8 2004
I went to school with Blake, the project leader for this… Pretty cool. My sister Rachel pointed me to this site.
A photography project for young Mozambicans, with the hope of bringing them brighter tomorrowsÂ .Â .Â .
The World Through My Eyes helps Mozambican children learn about and experiment with photography, improving their chances of receiving scholarships at a university either in Mozambique or abroad.
Do you remember your first camera . . . taking your first pictures and seeing the results? Photographs record moments in everyday life: from a five-year-old child’s birthday, to national leaders signing a peace accord. A photograph can change the world or at least one’s perspective of it. The captured image is a powerful tool that influences the way we think and look at life.
Mozambique’s culture and many of its traditions in music, entertainment and food are being lost or changed by hip-hop, DVDs and Coca-Cola. Photography can be used to preserve culture and traditions by recording the present for future generations. Photography in Mozambique is underdeveloped and underutilized and similarly is an important skill capable of opening doors to one’s future.