Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Giving hope to young Latinas

Give a young Latina a camera...give her hope. Las Fotos Project, a project of Community Partners, is a non-profit, community-based photography program whose mission is to bring about positive change for young Latinas facing adversity. Through one-on-one mentoring, photography trainings, and assigned field projects, Las Fotos Project provides a creative outlet for students, encouraging them to express their artistic talents and explore their imagination, while building self-confidence.

Even if these young Latinas don't end up being photographers or videographers, it's so important to expose them to not only their culture, but to technology. Storytelling can be produced in so many ways and by adding technology, it paints a bigger picture. Below you'll find one of many stories. I'll be posting them frequently. Enjoy.

My Niece, The Carefree Four-Year-Old from Las Fotos Project on Vimeo.
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