Posts Tagged ‘Photographers’

Breaking the Fast

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For the handful of students participating in our “summer school”, we had a special assignment for them over the last couple weeks. They were able to keep a camera for 10 days, while they experienced the end of Ramadan. Our students were challenged to photograph the end of Ramadan… what it looked like and felt […]

Weekly Round-Up

Rebaz... was he on fire this week, or what?!

We showed you Rebaz’s work earlier this week, but we didn’t want you to miss the work of our other students. They are having a great time each week with their cameras!!

Being Seen: A Lesson in Presence from Rebaz


One of the most important skills that comes with practicing photography is learning to see the world in a different way. You begin to wake up, take notice, and really pay attention to the everyday things around us. Our students working in the bazaar are surrounded by a wide variety of people every day. Iraq […]

ONE-SHOT: Summer School


The 2012 Workshops are finished, the cameras and image files put away, and by Thursday all of our international volunteers will have returned home. But that’s not the end of ONE-SHOT 2012! Some of our students were so disappointed at the end of the classes, and so eager to learn, that we’re continuing to work […]

2012 Workshops: The Closing Ceremony

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Wow! I can’t believe it’s over! By the time we’d cleaned up from the closing ceremony last Saturday, tired and so very proud, we knew that this year’s workshops were a success. How could we be so sure? The proof was in an amazing exhibit of our students’ work, and the pride on their faces […]

‘A Lot of Imagination’

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The fine folks at Ethno Traveler have written a piece for their website on The ONE-SHOT Project. Check it out here.

2012 Workshop: Day 15


“If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive.” —Barry Lopez, in Crow and Weasel I told this quote to the boys this afternoon, before going over their stories from yesterday. It speaks so […]

2012 Workshop: Day 13

By: Elsbeth Pijnappels Lucky number 13 that is, as I’m writing this post my kids are actually on a nice 2-day trip around the city. This means that in the last week of One-Shot I won’t see them again until Thursday, for the final day and it’s making me sad already! In the past few […]

2012 Workshop: Day 12

We structure every class to make sure our students have an opportunity to make photographs. It’s important that a photographer who makes portraits knows what it feels like to be photographed. A little empathy for your subject goes a long way! It also gives a lot of insight for directing your subject. Today, we made […]

2012 Workshop: Day 11


By: Agnes O’Hanlon When Heber announced that the boys could take their cameras home for the weekend, their faces immediately lit up and the room was suddenly transformed by their dynamic energies. Each of us is a creator of our own story, and it was so beautiful for us to see the excitement that the […]

2012 Workshop: Day 10

By Elsbeth Pijnappels It’s such a cliché expression but sometimes a picture says more than a thousand words. You can tell from the picture above that I had a great time today. And because today’s class was all about emotions, body language and facial expression, I won’t do any in depth analysis but let the […]

2012 Workshop: Day 9

The learning curve is rarely a steep, consistent incline. When we learn a new skill, it’s perfectly normal to have bumps along the way. My level 2 class experienced a day of bumps yesterday. Rather than scale back today’s lesson, we dove into more of the technical aspects of their cameras. I’d hoped that having […]

2012 Workshop: Day 8

By: Agnes O’Hanlon As a photographer, you are always put in the role of observer. Carefully observing the details is critical in photography, because those details are used to visually communicate a story or an idea to the viewer by transporting them there. This week, the kids at the Bazaar were taught how to step […]