Our third annual Photo Camp for Haitian Youth is July 26 - August 6, 2013!
Once again, a great team of volunteer photographers and assistants will work side by side with our Haitian students for this collaborative community project in Jacmel. This year we are simplifying the schedule and downsizing a bit to concentrate on individual technical training, more intensive photography instruction, and small business development by creating a Portrait Studio. Last year one of our older students asked us what photography can do for his life, and we're answering him by providing ...
An evening of hot banjo pickin' and Haitian grooves to help inspire and educate kids in Haiti. Chip Curry will be there with the Banjo Twins. Renowned Haitian musician T. Rosemond will also be performing. He won the Haitian equivalent of American Idol. Other special guests dropping in. Not to be missed!
There will also be a silent auction with distinctive handmade Haitian crafts and lots of other quirky items we've got coming in.
I'll be talking a bit about what we actually do down there and giving people a chance to see the incredible imagery the students made.
Yay! Kuba's video about our Photography Workshops in Haiti is viewer ready! Zanmi Lakay has been teaching photography to street children in Haiti since 1997, and we're excited to finally share this first person account about how photography can teach, heal, and empower these kids. What can we say? Kuba (Jakub Mosur) worked his tail off in Haiti following Michou, one of our star students, around constantly so he wouldn't miss anything, and still fully participated as an equal team leader during our first Jouk Li Jou Kan Foto in 2011 (he came in 2012 too!). His standards are ...
The ACFFC crew design and produce mosaic butterflies, birds, and flowers, and prepare to teach visitors with their new skills. (Fedno and I were experimenting with different approaches using the goggles.)
2012©Zanmi Lakay Photography Workshops, Jacmel.
If you happen to be cruising down the coast, enjoy a pit stop at Fog City Java in Pacifica for a snack and a chance to see an exhibit of our students' photography up through the end of May. The cafe is right next to the Pacifica Community Center across the street from the Linda Mar surfer's beach.
Fog City Java
580 Crespi Drive
Pacifica, CA 94044
open for breakfast and lunch until 1:30 daily
2010©Adeline Robert, age 12, Cite Soleil Tent Encampment
Portrait of one of our star photography students, Lamar Wistlyn of Cite Soleil , taken by his classmates in our Portrait Workshop in 2012. The students worked as a group taking turns as subject, assistant, and photographer so they could become acquainted with the process used in a portrait studio. More elaborate business development training coming this July during Jouk Li Jou Kan Foto - Youth Photo Camp - in Jacmel!
2012©Zanmi Lakay Photography Workshops
Kuba and Michou's goodbye became a great photo op for our volunteer photographers. The two became great friends in 2011 during Jouk Li Jou Kan Foto because Michou was the subject of Kuba's beautiful video. Thank you Kuba and Michou, and everyone involved in our incredible first annual Youth Photo Camp!
In support of Haitian artisans, enjoy some of the many faces created by Jacques Eugene of Croix des Bouquets. All masks are made of recycled oil drum metal and various other items (including spark plugs, spoons, and bicycle chains).
All of these recycled metal masks are for sale: small-$35, medium-$45, and large-$85. Please contact us if you're interested.
The mosaic team from ACFFC work on their latest mural in Jacmel. The team, established and trained by Laurel True, have created over 20 mosaic murals and now design and install them on their own.
Zanmi Lakay's star photography student, Fedno Lubin, has been documenting all of their work.
2013©Fedno Lubin (ACFFC)