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£370raised of £600 target by 11 supporters

    Weʼve raised £370 to fund my photography workshops this summer in Tanzania for people with albinism.

    London, UK
    Funded on Saturday, 25th August 2018

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    Last year I took a leap into the unknown and volunteered for 2 weeks with Standing Voice in Tanzania. My role was to teach photography skills to people with (or affected by) albinism. This year I aim to return.

    People with Albinism in East Africa are often abused, sometimes killed and frequently marginalised from general society.

    Standing voice exists to end human rights abuses against marginalised groups.

    The workshops aim to give skills and opportunity to those who have very little.

    My students from last year were an amazing bunch and embraced the lessons with such enthusiasm and a real lust to learn more.

    By going out again in June for another two weeks, I want to pick up from where we left off.

    I want to bring out better cameras and batteries, more paper for printing and a new raft of workshops to develop photography skills further.

    I also aim to install a system whereby the participants can have year round access to the cameras and printers, so that they can explore the possibilities of making a living from photography.

    For this to happen we need to build storage space and facilitate an individual who can monitor the use of the cameras.

    Your donations will pay for my travel expenses and for new and better equipment to run the workshops. For the construction of the storage facilities and for a direct chance to improve the outcome of someones life by giving vocational skills and the equipment with which to make a viable living.


    As an idea of costs

    A decent secondhand Lumix camera costs £50

    A pack of printer paper costs £30

    Portfolios to display each students work cost £5 each

    Rainbow umbrella sun hats (non- essential! ) cost £5


    These are the students - the self named UMOJA (united) photographers


    To see the project from last year please read here

    Umoja Photography Workshops 2017

    Thank you for reading and if you can donate a big Asante sana (thank you very much) from the Umoja Photographers



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      • Will Pitt

        Will Pitt

        Jun 18, 2018

        Best of luck, Brian! Hope to see you guys soon!


      • Pratap Tyagi

        Pratap Tyagi

        Jun 17, 2018

        Brilliant! All the best!


      • Anonymous


        May 29, 2018

        Sounds like a really amazing project and experience, good luck!!


      • Femke Reijn

        Femke Reijn

        May 9, 2018

        Good luck!


      • Andy


        Apr 30, 2018

        I hope it goes well Brian!


      • Pilar Flores

        Pilar Flores

        Apr 29, 2018

        Such a great cause! Best of luck my friend xx


      • Colm Cahill

        Colm Cahill

        Apr 28, 2018

        All the best for your workshop this summer Brian ,loved the pics that the group created from last year, Colm.


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