Young Uganda Refugees Hold Photo Exhibit

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Professional photographer teaches young Ugandan photography

“Through the Eyes of Children – Life as a Refugee in Uganda” is an exhibition of photographs by young refugees of war and famine in the African country. The exhibit runs from June 14 to July 1, 2007 in London.

It is under the auspices of the International Medical Corps UK and the National Geographic, with sponsorship from camera maker Olympus.

By doing photo and art therapy projects, the young children were encouraged to learn new skills of photography from a team of renowned photographers from the National Geographic.

The young refugees, aged between 12 and 20, were allowed the use of the Olympus E System cameras and lenses to communicate the harsh reality of their displaced lives.

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Photo: IMC Worldwide

Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.