Photo Workshop: ‘Seeing Kingston through the Eyes of the People’
When Photographer and artist Tiina Palm from Helsinki, Finland, approached us that she would like to volunteer at the Center organizing a photo course, we immediately endorsed it as a wonderful idea. She raised the funds in Finland to buy 15 cameras, brought them to Jamaica and offered a great photo workshop for the people in Cassava Piece and surroundings. In cooperation with the Social Development Commission (SDC), and Kim Cotterel, Tiina shared her knowledge about the technique of photography with the 17 participants in four workshop sessions and photo shootings in various locations in Kingston.
On April 19th, we had an exhibition of the best shots, with renowned artists, social activist and woman leader Pat Ramsey as our guest speaker sharing her joy and passion about art as a way to be “true to yourself”, to make a change in communities and to communicate and connect with the world.
All participants and the facilitators where enthusiastic about the workshop, and the pictures speak for themselves! We thank Tiina Palm, Gavin Myers and Kim Cotterel and congratulate all participants!