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Rwanda’s “Camera Kids” Became Professional Photographers and You Can Help – PhotoShelter Blog

In 2000, photographer and theater producer David Jiranek created the non-profit Through the Eyes of Children and partnered with the Imbabazi Orphanage in Rwanda to teach photography to 19 children who had been affected by the 1994 genocide that killed an estimated 500,000 – 1 million Tutsi. Armed with disposal film cameras, the “Camera Kids” learned skills that allowed them to document the rebuilding of their country through the volunteer efforts of photographer Kristen Ashburn, publicist Jenifer Howard and brand strategist Joanne McKinney.

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