Andrew Norbeck7 days ago
Jen - such a rad response. I don't know where to begin!
First off, thanks for the thoughtfulness.
Alessandra shared with me another project using participatory photography before I posted mine too:
I read over your piece as well, and I am honestly excited to share it with some people I know in Kenya as well as those here in the USA passionate about working for women empowerment. I was able to do one other project through the video business I began last year, which took place this past summer in Nairobi Kibera, Kenya. I worked with a child sponsorship organization, which is attempting to fund a self sufficient business model utilizing the profits from sugarcane towards the student's education.
It's been such an experience to not only partner with organizations doing good, but also attempt in capturing their story and vision through video. Sustainable practices is something I am still learning, especially within the different art mediums. I went into the local camera store to find alternative forms of photography besides using the disposable cameras. It was obviously resourceful at the time of the project, but as I continue to capture pictures from my life I may now consider purchasing a 35mm camera instead (even though I love the irony in how these events and then pictures are never truly disposable as the camera).
I appreciate the insight, and I look forward to seeing the development of Zawadisha!