100cameras workshop: uganda

Photo taken by Praise, age 13, during the 100cameras Workshop in Uganda. Praise dreams of becoming a doctor. 

100cameras partnered with father and son duo, Jeff and Jacob True, from Louisville, KY to do a Workshop called Picture Uganda. They visited a school in Kampala, Uganda called Passion Christian High School in April 2017. The school has approximately 200 students. Many of the students require sponsorship to be able to pay for the modest school fees.

The workshop class was 16 students ages 12 to 19. The goal of the workshop was to teach the students photography and then use the pictures they took to raise money to pay for their continued education.

The students were very shy at first as we got to know each other. But by the second class, they opened up about their own personal hopes and dreams. It was wonderful to hear their stories and to see their world through the photographs that they took. Despite some very hard life circumstances, the students all had a positive outlook and joyful spirit. They took pictures around the school campus and in the surrounding village area. They especially loved taking pictures of their friends and the natural world around them. By the third class, a few of the students had really gotten creative with colors and angles. They learned how to capture the emotion of the subject in their photographs.

It was wonderful to get to see Uganda through their eyes. Their love for their country and friends and family came through in their stories and photographs. - Jeff True

These photographs were selected from the hundreds taken by the students. The pictures illustrate the photographic eye and the skills they developed in the class.

Class Portfolio

[Click to enlarge and read each student's bio]