Aboriginal youth in Canada learn how photography can tell powerful stories and help bring about social change in their communities. “In My Own Eyes” is their stories shared with people across the province.
Aboriginal youth, both on-reserve and urban, are mentored in their communities by an Aboriginal photographer. Over the course of three days, the mentors teach youth basic photographic history, theory, techniques and equipment. The participants learn that photography can be a new and slower way of seeing. They also learn how to use the mediums of colour, shape, pattern and texture to create a narrative. The youth use digital cameras in the local environment to try this new way of seeing and to tell their stories.
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