Project Goal: 930,00 $ Financed: 423,31 $ Missing: 506,85 $
EUR 800 will fund a photography project in Russia. The money goes towards hiring a trainer to deliver photography workshops (4 days à 8 hours) for 15 women in Moscow; the purchase of 15 second-hand cameras to be used during the workshops; and finally an exhibition of the photographs yielded from the workshop in Moscow in Berlin.
We are looking to deliver Lensational photography training workshops in Moscow to 15 marginalised women. The programme will be led by one of our inspiring graduates from the Lensational Hong Kong training, Jem, who is one of Lensational’s success stories of women empowerment.
Our training programme is 8-hours spread over 4 days. The content of the basic photography programme would include: techniques; therapeutic and emotions; expression and confidence; and reflections and thoughts.
All sessions are focused on increasing women’s confidence with photography as well as in themselves. After the main workshops, participants will be provided with ongoing support and mentoring as well as opportunities to become freelance photographers or take up advanced training. Lensational also ensures that the women have opportunities for economic empowerment through curating the photos and selling them on various distribution channels. In addition, the photos are used to advocate for women’s rights in disadvantaged countries through Lensational’s media channels as well as our blog.
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