“This is My Paradise – 1 Camera 1000 Smiles Photographic Exhibition & Camera Drive

Posted: September 16, 2011 in Latest Events

Made Keliwon

Arts in Action is once again pleased to support the wonderful work of 1 camera 1000 smiles, by promoting a very special exhibition of images created by Keliwon, a 15 year old boy who lives in the remote village of Belandingan, Bali.

After first getting his hands on a camera 2 years ago in a small classroom through the 1 camera 1000 smiles project, Keliwon was inspired to continue his exploration of this medium, resulting in a body of work which is his personal account of village life. Now 2 years later Keliwon, through the aid of NGO Anak Alam has been granted a scholarship to study in a secondary school in Ubud. 1 camera 1000 smiles is back to teach Keliwon and 40 other students photography skills in the classroom. This new project requires more cameras. All previously donated cameras are now part of a camera library in Belandingan and with classes due to start in November 2011, the project needs a fresh batch of cameras to help the students in Ubud get a photography education.
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PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION “This is My Paradise” by Made Keliwon

Date: 13th October 2011  Time: 7pm Venue: Urban Artistry, 74 Johnston Street, Collingwood

This event combines a fundraiser and camera drive. Be inspired by the work of Keliwon as he uses his camera to portray family and village life. Click here for an interview with Keliwon. Prints at the exhibition will be available for sale and funds raised go towards providing further educational opportunities to underprivileged children in Bali. Be part of this amazing project. Come along to this special exhibition and bring along those old digital cameras. Instead of sitting in that draw, your old camera could be used by more children like Keliwon.
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CAMERA DRIVE
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Is Your Old Camera Collecting Dust?
Do You Have Old Camera Equipment Not Being Used?
Not Enough Mega pixels?
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WANTED
Point and shoot digital cameras
Memory cards
Batteries
Battery chargers
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Donate your old digital cameras and help create 1000 smiles
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1 Camera 1000 Smiles – MISSION
1 Camera 1000 Smiles is a project that runs photography workshops with young people living in rural villages in Bali. 1 Camera 1000 Smiles is committed to empowerment through photography and believes that by learning photography skills, young people are better able to express themselves creatively, tell their own story and develop problem solving skills. 1 Camera 1000 Smiles believes in working towards equal opportunities for young people, using photography as a launch pad for creative development and social connectivity.
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‎1 Camera 1000 Smiles – LEARNING OUTCOMES

– Operate a camera in a safe and responsible manner
– Communicate effectively and respectfully with people that they wish to photograph
– Understand composition & use this understanding to create strong images
– Consider different elements, such as light, tone, colour and pattern
– Have a basic understanding of key photographic processes such as aperture, shutter speed and exposure
– Pass on some of what they have learnt to other students

Keliwon pictured left with Richard Piscioneri 1 Camera 1000 Smiles in Ubud Bali July 2011.

For enquiries about the camera project please visit: www.1camera1000smiles.com.au

CLICK HERE to read an interview with 1 Camera 1000 Smiles Founder – Richard Piscioneri

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