Newcomer Children's Photography Project New Canadians Centre - SPARK 2017

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The Newcomer Children’s Photography Project began in July 2016 and wrapped up in with a community exhibit during the SPARK Photo Festival in 2017.

The project was designed to inspire young people to explore and connect with Canadian culture, language, and the environment through hands-on photographic instruction and activity.

Each child was loaned a camera to record their activities, friends and family, or any other subject they are interested in documenting.

The children and their parents received instruction in camera operation, basic photographic principles and composition, and visual literacy by SPARK volunteers during a four week summer camp.

After the summer, the group met once a month to review the most recent photos they had taken.

A preview of this exhibit was also shown during ReFrame 2017.

In photo left to right: Zeinah, Ibrahim, Amjad, Raneem, Ghaith, Sami (insert)


Photos by Amjad
Photos by Ghaith
Photos by Ibrahim
Photos by Raneem
Photos by Sami
Photos by Zeinah


Learn more about the project in the video below filmed in 2017.


The Group: Amjad, Ghaith, Ibrahim, Raneem, Sami, Zeinah

SPARK Staff: Robert Boudreau, Project Lead & Instructor; Erin Burke

NCC Staff: Abeer Al-Salihi, Settlement Worker in Schools; Carol Lawless, Fund Development Coordinator

Special Thanks to: Dan Boudreau, Reau-Bot Productions for Videography; Simon Bell, Focus on Nature, Guelph, for sharing teaching methodologies & welcoming SPARK to attend FON instructor training; Mike Bolan, Documentary Filmmaker, for a generous donation of over 60 used frames and glass; City of Peterborough, Municipal Immigration Project Grant


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New Canadians Centre (NCC)