RYSA children get behind the lens
Peter offered students basic photography skills and developed ways for them to share their stories by documenting their everyday experiences.
Being an aspiring photographer, the idea to approach photography differently with this opportunity came to me a bit before my visit to Norway. Rather than playing the role of the traditional observer, documenting my own personal experience and stories from behind the lens, I wanted to share my passion for photography with the community I was going to be working with in a way that would lead to rewarding and memorable interactions.
At the beginning of the project, the guidance was pretty lax. As the weeks went on and the novelty of the cameras lessened, I went on to teach them some photographic concepts, giving assignments and holding short critiques, all with the help of the local counterparts working with RYSA.