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Teaching Through Photography

Photograh taken by a child taking part in CHOSA's photography workshops.I was recently contacted by Ellen Rosenberg who runs CHOSA, a small NGO based out of Cape Town that provides support for children’s homes, creches and outreach projects for orphans and vulnerable children. They work with communities to provide support, primarily in Khayelitsha, Nyanga, Mfuleni, Delft, etc.

Since 2006, they have been running photography workshops with the youth in their after-school program. They use point-and-shoot 35mm cameras and teach everything from “which way to hold the camera” to composition, lighting, subject and more. These workshops have been featured on NPR’s The Picture Show. Ellen says

The kids LOVE the workshops we run and are consistently improving their technique and developing their own styles behind the lens.

We are constantly searching for talented local South African photographers who are willing to lead a workshop or series of workshops for our budding young photographers.

I hoped that some of our club members and other readers might be able to offer their assistance with these workshops. If you can help, send Ellen an e-mail.

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