Project Kids & Cameras is a social enterprise empowering children and youth ages 5-13 to explore their voices and the world around them through photography, visual literacy, and social action. We are a certified TDSB Educational Partner and a Toronto Public Library Program Partner.
Our founder Diana Nazareth participates in the annual TDSBCreates Festival as an artist in residence.
After School Photo Club: Let's go on a photo scavenger hunt, find faces in places, make photo action flip books, learn about composition, vantage points, elements of design, scale and perspective, macro photography, and so much more in this photo-activity packed program! Digital cameras and portable printers provided for use during the program. Participants print and take home their favourite photos.
Cameras In the Classroom: In our flagship participatory program, we use photography as a tool for self-expression, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and classroom inclusivity. With our cameras, we learn about the fundamentals of photography - composition, vantage points, elements of design - and how they can be used to create compelling images and tell stories about ourselves, our families, our community or current topics being explored in class. Digital cameras, portable printers, and all materials provided. Half, full day and one-week workshop options available.
Our summer camp sessions are filled with fun, thematic photo activities and outdoor photo scavenger hunts designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of photography such as composition, perspective, lighting, elements of design, and how to best capture people, places and things. We also explore still life photography in-studio and street and macro photography while outdoors on our daily photo walks.
We partner with non-profit and arts-based organizations to design, implement and facilitate participatory photography programs (for children, youth and adults) that complement their mission and outreach initiatives. Based on the PhotoVoice method, participants are encouraged to express their points of view by capturing aspects of their community they want to share with others. Along the way, they also learn how to create compelling images through the exploration of the technical and creative fundamentals of photography such as perspective, composition, elements of design, and lighting.