Snapshot project: caracas
ABOUT THE PROJECT
During the Spring of 2018, 11 incredible students learned to tell their stories through 100cameras Snapshot Caracas in Caracas. Venezuela. In partnership with Espacio Anna Frank, a non-profit organization that seeks to bring the principles of coexistence and respect to students in schools, educating the children and young adults about the consequences of intolerance in societies. As reflected upon by the Snapshot Project Leader — local Venezuelan, Elizabeth Schummer — this is an important topic to address during a time when the country is experiencing deep devastation by intolerance and social differentiation.
The students from Snapshot Caracas live in a low resource community in Caracas and experience the everyday struggles that come from lack of resources and living below the poverty line. Upon completion of our curriculum, the students gained an invaluable tool to process their past and present and to hopefully continue to pursue the confidence and determination to build a better future for themselves and their families.
100% of proceeds from the students' photo sales will go directly back to their community. Based on the current needs of the organization, the proceeds raised will help fund much needed educational supplies for the kids and their peers.
ABOUT THE SNAPSHOT PROJECT LEADER
As a recently retired Oral surgeon of thirty years, Elizabeth Schummer is proud to have taken the necessary steps towards a change in career to becoming a trained photographer. Pursued as a personal attempt to move forward and reinvent herself, she discovered photography as a way to see everything that surrounds her in a different way. As an individual already deeply passionate and aware about cultures and people, it now fascinates her as a photographer even more to search for details when it comes to people’s way of living and how different social groups work. During such a time as now in Venezuela, Elizabeth says it poignantly about how the opportunity to express oneself and one's story is a powerful and important tool:
“Photography has given me the possibility to narrate stories that interest me through images, to express and show others everything that I care for, and to revindícate the beauty that still surrounds us in my country despite all the negative things we face every day.”
Snapshot Project Caracas was powered by our friends at ONA.
STUDENT IMAGE GALLERY
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