In 3 weeks, I fly to Casablanca, Morocco! I feel so fortunate to be part of this amazing Prints for Prints (PFP) team: Joni Kabana (fearless leader and PFP founder), Stu Levy (B&W master photographer, educator and doctor), Laura Moya (Photolucida Executive Director) and Philippa Ribbink (doctor and avid PFP supporter). Yeah, you could call that a dream team.
Prints for Prints will be collaborating on a photography workshop for teens with the Peace Corps. We will be working with The Ministry of Sports and Youth in Morocco and professional Morrocan photographers to hold a three day youth-focused workshop in Outat El Haj, a Peace Corps site located near the Middle Atlas mountains near Fes. Our Peace Corps contact is Raul Guerrero, who is nearing the end of his Peace Corps service and also serves as the Project Director for The Disposables Project.
During the workshop, the Prints for Prints team will teach basic photography skills and techniques, along with hands-on activities including operation of the Canon Selphy mini printers. On the last day of the workshop, the workshop team and students will visit a nearby villages with our makeshift studio and mobile printers to further the PFP mission of photographing individuals and families, then donating prints to those who do not have photographs of their loved ones. Additional information on Prints for Prints can be found on our website: www.printsforprints.com.
After the workshop, I’ll be doing some travel and photography on my own for a week – current itinerary includes Fes, Chefchaouen and Tangiers before heading back to the US. Any travel tips and recommendations would be great!
A huge thank you to everyone who donated to my Indiegogo fundraiser. One of the ‘perks’ will be photo postcards of some of my instagram images from Morocco (via Postagram) – great little postcards with a 3x3 photo you can pop out and keep! If you missed the fundraiser and want to help out and get a couple fun photo postcards, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also thank you to David Duchemin for donating two copies of each his books – Photographically Speaking and Within the Frame. These will be the start of a resource library for photography at the Youth Center in Outat El Haj.
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