Photographs are used in many different capacities and can carry very powerful messages. They also keep alive the memories of yesterday.
A few months ago, I was invited to a photo exhibition titled ”Through their Eyes”. This was a different kind of exhibition. The beautiful pictures showcased were taken by 7 children between the ages of 6-11 .
Each citizen in any particular community has an important role in using their voice to better their community and children are often silent observers. When given a voice, they contribute an invaluable and influential perspective in affecting society and promising a future.
With photography as their voice, the seven “Through Their Eyes” participants give us a glimpse into the society that surrounds them, the beauty that catches their eye, the hopes they hold, the pains they share. Photos of the planet they have met, the nature they desire to preserve and the changes they want to make.
Each participant honed in on leadership and observation skills as they practised the following photographic elements: exploring points of interest, filling the frame, experimenting with perspective, using natural light, and the rule of thirds.
The most applied participant of the project, the best picture of each category the kids were taught, and the best overall picture, among others took home awards.
2. Oluchi- Female
3. Ezugo- Male
4. Ekene- Female
5. Anuli- Female
6. Nathan- Male
7. Amira- Female