Photography workshops for young disadvantaged people in East Africa

Fotograf is committed to providing inspiration to disadvantaged children and young people in Africa, enabling them to document their lives, owning their own stories without any expectation of praise or pity. , providing a voice within their community and the wider world.

How Fotograf Works

The project delivers an uplifting, interesting and fun educational programme, which enables young people to create outstanding photographic work, tell their own personal stories, as well as offering the opportunity to continue their learning and education in photography and the arts.

Project Lead

Julian Claxton is the project lead and founder of Fotograf. Award-Winning photographer who founded the project in 2015, previously called Give a Child a Camera

Benefits

Direct benefits to the participants include and by no way limited to, building confidence, encouragement of independent thinking and development to create imagery.

Training & Support

The experienced team led by Julian, run the workshops, training the young people in camera operation, composition and other elements required to build imagery. The photographic lead helps to foster a belief in abilities, offering active support and guidance during the image making process.

Mentoring

Helping the young people understand that photography as a tool can be used to highlight issues, enabling storytelling and importantly using their own images as a potential platform to own their own story. Fostering a form of communication between themselves and the world around them.

Empowerment

The process of image making helps to empower the young people to own their story/message. Pieces that make each student unique, without any expectation of praise or pity.

Our comprehensive suite of professionals caters to a diverse team, ranging from seasoned architects to renowned engineers

Meet our team

Our comprehensive suite of professionals caters to a diverse team, ranging from seasoned architects to renowned engineers.

Francesca Piovani

Founder, CEO & Architect

Rhye Moore

Engineering Manager

Helga Steiner

Architect

Ivan Lawrence

Project Manager

Rhye Moore

Engineering Manager

Helga Steiner

Architect

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