The 8th Anjali Photo Workshops kicked off a few days ago, and already we can’t wait to view the children’s pictures this year! (See this recent article in The Phnom Penh Post!)
Indian photographer Sohrab Hura returns yet again as our Coordinator of the workshops, and this year we’re really glad to have with us 10 amazing tutors: Sheila Zhao, Tanzim Ibne Wahab, Kim Hak, Aparna Jayakumar, Sean Lee, Paolo Parizi, Kapil Das, Sara Holcombe and Dorian François.
During the 10-day workshop, the kids are photograph just about anything that catches their attention – be it in their homes, or during the excursions with the tutors. The workshops aim to provide an opportunity for the children to express themselves through fun activities, and uses photography as a tool to foster creativity — an important part of education and a key tool in encouraging self-confidence, social interaction and educational development.
Here are some ‘behind-the-scenes’ photos from the last few days:
Every year, our tutors work hard to arrange the schedule and workshop timings so that the children get as much time as possible with the limited number digital cameras we have. Over the years, wear and tear has made it quite difficult to ensure that all the kids get adequate ‘shooting time’.
Be sure to come join us and all the kids on Children’s Day (Dec 5, Wednesday) at Wat Athvea Pagoda – we’ll be screening the results to the workshops, and there’s no better feeling than seeing the look of pride on the children’s faces when their photos come up!
Find out more about Anjali House (www.anjali-house.com) – a registered Cambodian NGO created by the Angkor Photo Association in 2oo5, it provides food, shelter and education to almost 125 underprivileged children between four and 17 years old