Really pleased to announce Give a Child a Camera 2018 exhibition is open… I Finished installing the work last night at the wonderful Norwich Playhouse.
Lovely PR for my Africa photo project Give a Child a Camera & the forthcoming exhibition at Norwich Playhouse
Huge thanks to the lovely team at TMS Media for providing PR support for the project
Give a Child a Camera 2018 has certainly been an emotional rollercoaster thus far.
Working with the inspirational children at the Uganda/Rwanda border has provided challenges, tears, smiles and some great imagery.
It’s always difficult meeting a group of kids for the first time, especially when they have come from such hard backgrounds.
A few of the children are HIV positive and many of them have mothers that are sex workers around the border town.
We started off with a couple of days of light workshops, talking about cameras, how to hold, use and the basic function, moving onto basic composition methods.
A day out to a waterfall and visitors centre was organised (the children had never left the town area) for some creative, blurred and fun imagery..accompanied by lunch and soda.
A rest couple of days followed, but a photo walk around the border was on The cards for one afternoon. Providing an insight into their lives on the border.
I’m eagerly awaiting the films to come back from Kampala this week ready for an editing session with the kids on friday…
Here are few special images from the last week
Rescheduled talk at Open in Norwich…
Thanks to those of you who had booked tickets to my talk in association with WEX photographic in January. Sadly, the talk was postponed and has now been rescheduled for 29th March – I hope to see you there
“Hear the story of how freelance photographer Julian Claxton discovered a small community school in rural Africa, where he fell in love with the children and went back to give them the gift of photography.
In a presentation interspersed with video clips, Julian talks about the project he set up, the benefits it gave to the local community, the journey the children have been on, and how more than fifty children went from never having held a camera to producing wonderfully emotive images of their lives.”