Great news! For the first time, we are heading to a European destination, Lisbon, to continue our program of transformational photography workshops. This workshop will take place from September 4 through 10 in Lisbon’s Ismaili Centre. Once again we are conducting this workshop in partnership with The Aga Khan Development Network and The Aga Khan Foundation. As this is our first time in Lisbon, this will be a Beginners’ Workshop, with both local and immigrant students, including some from Nepal. It is most gratifying to realize that we are now in the sixth year of this program, and have transformed the lives of scores of high school aged students through the use of photography as a language of self-expression.
As I mentioned in previous emails, as our students have grown and developed as individuals, they have produced beautiful and powerful images. This has resulted in a large body of museum-quality work. In April and May of this year, the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre Toronto hosted a major exhibit of our students’ work from our workshops in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Hyderabad and Toronto. The exhibit coincided with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, and was a huge hit with the public. In addition, during the last weekend in May, photographs taken by our students from the Los Angeles workshop were prominently exhibited at PhotoCon L.A., a celebration of photography in Los Angeles. PhotoCon was sponsored by our partner, Samy’s Camera.
In Lisbon, we hope to launch an update to our program of continuing education. This will involve posting the work of our students throughout the course of the workshops. I am, therefore, once again urging you to sign up for our team Blog
at http://fredricrobertsworkshops.org/blog so that you can follow our progress and see the work of our students as they evolve through the course of the workshop. As always, please feel free to forward this site to interested friends and family to help us expand awareness of our work.
Finally, if you haven’t already done so, please take a few minutes and see the short documentary which follows our workshop in Los Angeles from start to graduation: http://fredricrobertsworkshops.org/documentary. It will give you real insight into our program, as well as a truly moving experience.
Thank you, and warmest regards,
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