Frame Your Story partnered with the Berliner Stadtmission organization to lead the second visual storytelling project in Berlin, Germany.
Led by teaching artist Beatrice Schachenmayr and photographer Majdi Laktinah, the children were offered digital Canon Point-and-Shoot cameras, photo journals and photography lessons. They learned how to compose thoughtful photographs and create coherent photo pairs that expressed a feeling, a story, and/or an idea while connecting with one another in a positive outlet. Through their images and accompanied texts, the children created a meaningful journal of their pictures, shared their feelings and stories with their community at the shelter and also communities around the world through online platforms. As a final event, we organized a photography show of the students' photographs (taken by them) and came together to celebrate their achievement, courage to heal, and eagerness to (re)discover their voice.
How many children participated, and what ages? The project had nine students, between the ages of 6 and 13 from Afghanistan and Egypt.
Where did the project take place? The project took place at a temporary shelter that houses 160 refugee families and singles mostly from Afghanistan and Iraq.
Photographs by Majdi Laktinah
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