The last months have went on in a quiet and gently manner, but the other week I received an e-mail from Andrés from the organization Proyecto DCR in Quito, where I did the photo project Kids’ Perspectives. He told me that the new photo workshop that was planned to begin during summer had to be postponed, since new pupils were about to arrive to the school. The new comers therefore needed to be acclimatised to their school activities before a new photo workshop could start.
Andrés attached some words from some of the participants from the March workshops. The words regarded the kids’ general thoughts of the project and also which of the photos they were most proud of:
I liked the ones in the river because it was really exiting to take them. Angela
I think it was a good project because it was fun.
I think it was very interesting and helpful because I learned to take pictures.
And then a short brief about Kids’ Perspectives activities in Sweden:
Once in a month I meet the people in Yennenga Art Team (YAT). It is a sweet and small group yet with five individuals, whose ideas are to get along in a very interesting artist exchange project. More information will come in time!
Except the teamwork of YAT, I now am reflecting around how I can realise my dreams concerning a development of my photo project with the prize money I have received. The financial support will first and foremost go to some kind of exhibition project. I have some ideas, and I have got really nice input on how I could work it out. My thought is to do a portable photo exhibition which could be easy to move from a place to another.
Do you have any ideas on how I can arrange a photo exhibition? Maybe you work at an office with an urgent need of having really beautiful art on the walls?
Yennenga Networker Louise Lindquist Sassene has been to Burkina Faso many times, and her dedication is easy to feel! Louise is an architect working in Sweden, but on her free time she also engages in sharing her knowledge and experience in our network.
This is exactly how we want to work! It is using people at their best! We believe we are more likely to succeed in our projects when people really do what they love and what they are good at – to aim the full potential!
When visiting Burkina Faso, Louise held workshops with the teachers at the preschool in Nakamtenga, designing pedagogical material to use in the classes. Together they chose items, photos, images, made drawings and talked about how to use what the children see every day, in the learning process.