Through in-depth photography education and mentoring, our newest program, UnExposed, aims to empower and give a voice to young refugees and other forcibly displaced people around the globe. With the recent media coverage on the refugee crisis worldwide, we recognized a distinct lack of stories and photos coming from the refugees themselves. With UnExposed, we're working on filling that gap. Our aim is to give young refugees a sense of dignity, a chance to tell their story and to give us a look into their world from their own eyes.
Our students take part in a six-week intensive photography course under the guidance of a volunteer photography coordinator, studying topics ranging from the fundamentals of photography, composition, lighting, storytelling, and even some videography. Following the course, they continue to take photos weekly and receive feedback from their mentors online. They're also given the opportunity to borrow our cameras and equipment for any projects they may be working on.
Each student has a dedicated online gallery to showcase some of their best photographic works. Their pages will be updated regularly as they continue on their journey. Visit their galleries below!