Photography in Education

Liberté, Créativité et Photographie

In the fading light of a typically grey and dull Guangzhou afternoon, our intrepid young street photographers, organised themselves, within their groups, into: location scouts, stylists and shooters and set about recreating Cartier-Bresson through the lenses of their DSLRs, compact cameras and  smart phones. They Congregated back together later, au cafe, (one of the nicest Starbucks in Guangzhou), to review and share their shots.

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Everyone's a Photographer

Predictably, on the “taster” evening that follows, I am confronted with a  group of restless teenagers, ranging from the very serious, the out-rightly arty, to the "I don't -even- know- why- I -am -here- tonight, I -couldn't -decide -on- anything -else"- types. When I ask the question: "how many of you have brought a camera?" two hands go up among the assembled group of sixteen.  A challenging start. "Ok", I say, "who's got a smart phone or tablet with them? "- to which ten more hands go up. Time to think on my feet!

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