Photo of the Week – #1

(Our photography experiences including documentation of our work and the photographs taken by our students needs to be shared so we’re starting ‘Photo of the Week’, a new visual treat featuring images along with a few words from the vast Zanmi Lakay archives. Enjoy!)

Back in 2004 we were teaching street children in our Photography Workshops how to use shutter speeds and fstops with manual SLR film cameras, but we only had a few and the kids needed to share. I made each student a cardboard camera to practice ‘seeing’ with, and I called them ‘Nikons’ because at that time everyone in Haiti was calling cameras ‘kodaks’.

Jn Marc is still with Zanmi Lakay. He was elated with the refurbished laptop we gave him in February, and just recently finally found a room to rent after living in a tent in Champs Mars since the earthquake.


Jn Marc practices seeing with his cardboard camera.
2004 February Caritas Saint Antoine Photography Workshop, Port-au-Prince

2004©Jennifer Pantaléon

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