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Las Fotos Project’s First Book ~ Nature: Double Exposed

Las Fotos project is a non-profit, community-based photography program whose mission is to bring about positive change for young Latinas facing adversity. In a nutshell, they give kids cameras and let them express themselves. The latest project is a book of photography from kids in the program. From the press release:

Over the summer of 2011, Las Fotos Project conducted a series of workshops with youth in Girl Scout Troop 3111 focused on reconnecting with nature and exploring their imaginations and creativity. Each student received an analog camera and one roll of 35mm film, as well as instruction on how to create photographs using a technique known as double exposure. The students photographed the natural world during a hike through Griffith Park, then reloaded the film and took the cameras home to document their friends, family, and community members. Sounds fun, right? It gets better! Students then used their double exposed photographs as inspiration during a Las Fotos Project Creative Writing Workshop and created poems and imaginative titles for each of their favorite images. Nature: Double Exposed is a culmination of the girls’ photographs and self-expressive words.

“Because of the workshops I see things differently, almost like I’m looking through a photo. I’m really happy my troop was able to be part of Las Fotos Project." - Sam Pineda, age 12

“This activity was a great way to express myself. I think my favorite part of this project is actually seeing my pictures for the first time.” - Zoe Rodriguez, age 13

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