Thursday, March 11, 2010

Photography To Be Proud Of

Rosita Plasencia Gonzalez
19~ Peru
This is one of my  Favorite  Finds~
"FairMail is a company producing fair-trade postcards and greeting cards in Peru and India
The photos on FairMail cards are taken by Peruvian and Indian underprivileged teenagers. The photographer gets 50% of the profits to help pay for studies and housing". On the back of the postcards there is a profile of the specific photographer.
I love the different techniques they are taught at their training sessions that they put into action. They are a great group on kids. I've had the privilege of becoming friends via facebook with a couple of them. They take incredible pride in their photography and take their training very seriously.It is an incredible opportunity for them to learn and  to help them with their future.

The best part is that we get to help them buy purchasing their cards, calendars, etc.

 You can also go to the site and vote on photographs that the kids have taken. It's a great program, I hope you will take the time to check it out!

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