Exhibition focuses on cellphone images

2019-09-24 06:00
#EduSnap works with learners from Grade 8 to 11.

#EduSnap works with learners from Grade 8 to 11.

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The Cape Town Museum of Childhood in partnership with Orms Cape Town School of Photography will host a smartphone photography exhibition.

The exhibition is part of the #EduSnap project – an initiative that was established last year through the partnership. It aims to empower high school learners from around Cape Town with photographic skills.

The exhibition will give the public a first-hand experience of portraits taken by 10 learners from South Peninsula High School (Diep River), Belgravia High School (Athlone), Islamia College (Lansdowne), Athlone High School, Rylands High School (Gatesville), The Leadership College (Manenberg), and Rustenburg Girls High School (Rondebosch). This exhibition follows a series of workshops by Lauren Theunissen, a lecturer at the school of photography, in July.

Learners were taught the basic use of a smartphone to take a story-telling photograph and identify when a photo is in focus. The exhibition will take place at Orms on Friday 27 September.

Chanel Fredericks, the museum’s outreach programme manager, says the project allows learners to share their childhood experiences and the skills gained through the training. The project was established last year to celebrate childhood and education.

Maahir Davids, a Grade 11 learner at Islamia, took a variety of photographs. He says the project helped to improve his skills and gave him reassurance of his passion for photography. “I am looking forward to the exhibition. It is an opportunity to showcase what we have learned,” Maahir says.

V To book a space at the exhibition, email Najwah Mukadam at nmukadam@cecd.org.za.

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