Eek – I can’t believe it’s been 6 months since my last blog post. Unfortunately my street work isn’t as prolific as my wedding work but I do have a couple of images I want to share. So about a year ago, I was contacted about getting involved with a project called “Photograph A Child”, which was being organised by an initiative called Slum2School.
The idea was basically to have professional photographers go into the Makoko community to the homes of a selected group of kids from the Makoko primary school to take some family portraits. I loved this idea because the children were a lot more involved with the process showing us around their homes and were very excited to have their pictures taken. Slum2School then held a party for the kids afterwards, which of course they loved.
It was quite a feat organising this event, which involved c. 50 photographers, 30 professional volunteers, 25 community based volunteers and over 300 children and the organisational team led by Slum2School founder Otto Orondaam and photog Bayo Omoboriowo did a fantastic job. If you want to find out more about Slum2School and how you can get involved either as a photographer or volunteer, then be sure to check out their website right here and here.
Re the day, I tried to treat the session like any other portrait session, so focused on simple portraiture as well as a little bit of environmental portraiture. The kids seemed to love it and hopefully they were able to get copies of some of the pictures. So without further ado, I introduce you to Gilbert, Valeria, Favour and Hannah.