What happens when a group of energetic young people offer cameras to a group of even younger people in New Orleans? As it turns out, quite a bit, and the proof is in the photographs on this site. The New Orleans Kid Camera Project was created in order to allow “children from flooded neighborhoods to explore their environment and express themselves, their stories and feelings with their friends.” The goals of the project are quite ambitious, as its leaders are bringing together an interest in the power of community development and art therapy into the mix as they offer these young people the opportunity to document their community through a variety of endeavors. Through weekly meetings, young people and group leaders get the opportunity to learn a host of skills and also share their photographs. As mentioned previously, interested parties can take a look at their group blogs to learn more about their progress, and also check out some of their photo galleries, which are organized by ward. The photographs are quite stark and honest, and include images of a small child looking happily towards the camera, accompanied by the caption “The girl who loves to pose”. Persons who wish to stay abreast of future developments on the site can sign up to join their mailing list.
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