Newcomer Youth Photography Project New Canadians Centre - SPARK 2018

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Scroll through this page to view the photos by newcomer youth involved in this project. Click on any of the images to view them in large. You can click the X at the top right to return to this page.


The Newcomer Youth Photo Project was created and designed to inspire youth to explore and connect with Canadian culture, language, the people of their community and the environment through photographic instruction, practice and critique, storytelling and map making, exhibit materials preparation, installation, and public presentation.

Each youth was loaned a DSLR camera and received in-depth photographic instruction through a series of workshops and exercises. The youth were tasked with recording their activities, friends and family, or any other subject they were interested in from September to December 2017. In January 2018, the youth began to learn about presenting a public exhibit.

The work of the youth photographers was featured during the ReFrame Film Festival 2018 and at the Publican House during the SPARK Photo Festival in 2018.


Aicha Cherif
Photos by Aicha Cherif
Ali Hattab
Photos by Ali Hattab
Anas Babbili
Photos by Anas Babbili
Bintou Cherif
Photos by Bintou Cherif
Douaa Falah
Photos by Douaa Falah
Faadel Al Asfari
Photos by Faadel Al Asfari
Ghofran Al Hamwi
Photo by Ghofran Al Hamwi
Malaka Asfari
Photos by Malaka Asfari


The Group: Aicha Cherif, Ali Hattab, Anas Babbili, Bintou Cherif, Douaa Falah, Faadel Al Asfari, Ghofran Al Hamwi, Malaka Asfari

SPARK Staff: Robert Boudreau, Project Lead & Instructor; Linda Cardona, Instructor/Image Selection Guide; Randall Romano, Exhibit Instructor & Crystal Hebert, Image Selection Guide

NCC Staff: Jessica Devlin, Youth & Community Programs Coordinator; Abeer Al-Salihi, Settlement Worker in Schools & Carol Lawless, Fund Development Coordinator

The Special Individuals Without Whom This Project Would Not Have Been Possible: Victoria Hamilton, City of Peterborough: SPARK Volunteer, Grant Writer (Government of Ontario Multicultural Community Capacity Grant); Josh Resar, Peterborough Photo Service; The Late Becky Rogers, City of Peterborough: Project Advisor/Facilitator (Municipal Immigration Project Grant); Kim Cranfield & Katie Watt, Publican House: Exhibit Venue & Catering


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New Canadians Centre (NCC)


Aicha Cherif, Ali Hattab, Anas Babbili, Bintou Cherif, Douaa Falah, Faadel Al Asfari, Ghofran Al Hamwi, Malaka Asfari