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)