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Fresh Takes on a Flat World youth photos from across the globe a project of adobe youth voices and what kids can do Edited by Barbara Cervone, Ed. D. a project of adobe youth voices and what kids can do, inc. Edited by Barbara Cervone


Fresh Takes on a Flat World


Fresh Takes on a Flat World youth photos from across the globe a project of adobe youth voices and what kids can do

Edited by Barbara Cervone

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CIP data available. Book design by Sandra Delany. Next Generation Press, a not-for-profit book publisher, brings forward the voices and vision of adolescents on their own lives, learning, and work. With a particular focus on youth without economic privilege, Next Generation Press raises awareness of young people as a powerful force for social justice. Next Generation Press, P.O. Box 603252, Providence, Rhode Island 02906 U.S.A. www.nextgenerationpress.org 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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Foreword

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ith the rise of digital photography, virtually anyone can create beauti-

ful, high-quality photographs. But, as illustrated by the photos in this book, what dif-

ferentiates each picture is the unique view of the individual behind the camera. These photos represent the work of participants in the Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) program, the Adobe Foundation’s global philanthropic initiative that empowers youth from underserved communities worldwide to express themselves through photography and other media. A new generation is growing up in a digital age. Our youth have become media creators instead of simply consumers. Through AYV, individual youth are empowered to demonstrate their potential, as well as take action in a way that can significantly impact their communities. Adobe thanks What Kids Can Do, Inc., a non-profit organization supporting adolescent learning in and out of school, for partnering with us to showcase this work. Shantanu Narayen President & Chief Executive Officer, Adobe Systems Incorporated President, Board of Directors, Adobe Foundation

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Introduction in this world, when you are looking at someone else, maybe they are paying attention to you as well. – Siqi, student in Beijing

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his brief artist’s statement, by the young Beijing photographer who took our cover photo, serves as an eloquent stand-in for the reflections of all the youth whose pho-

tographs appear in this book. Their work came to us in a torrent of creative energy, converging from points around the globe: ten thousand photographs, sent to us by groups working with youth in London, Bangalore, San Francisco, Prague, Beijing, Delhi, Cluj Napoca in Romania, and locations throughout Hungary. “Show us your lives,” we asked students, when we sent digital cameras to each of those partner organizations, as part of the Adobe Youth Voices initiative. “Help us see the communities you belong to.” These novice photographers eagerly set out to do so, passing cameras among themselves and together discovering how to frame their world through a new lens. Some had never held a camera before, and no one kept records of who took which photograph. The extraordinary image bank that resulted must be collectively attributed to a rising generation at a certain moment in places far and wide, seeing its world anew. Launched in June 2006, Adobe Youth Voices is Adobe’s global signature philanthropy program, designed to provide youth in underserved communities with the critical skills they need to become active and engaged members of their communities and the world at large. Adobe has

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committed to providing financial, software, and global volunteer support amounting to more than US $10 million over five years. The Adobe Youth Voices network now includes over 150 sites in 31 countries and over 500 educators in and out of the classroom empowering youth to “create with purpose,” producing a variety of media on topics important to them. As a founding member of Adobe Youth Voices (AYV), What Kids Can Do (WKCD) has nurtured the photographic instincts and talents of over 250 youth in seven countries, helping them capture and share their corner of the world. Another handful of AYV sites encouraged young people to use the photographic arts to combine images and text in new ways. Fresh Takes on a Flat World brings together a rich sample of the photographic art created duri n g those years. The collection appears here in three thematic sections, mingling and juxtaposing photographs by students in far-flung sites and circumstances. The choices were not easy. There were hundreds of remarkable photos we could have chosen and as many ways we could have combined them. With a few exceptions, we have not included the name of the youth photographer, since most of the photos came from team outings, with cameras being passed from one pair of hands to another. However, we do identify the local partner – a school or nongovernmental organization – of which the students were part. Though our captions identify the context of each image, we leave interpretation to the viewer. Seeing in different ways, making our own connections, we all may discover something new, as the youth did who made these photographs. “I never knew how much you could say with an image,” says Seattle youth photographer Yvonne. We agree.

Barbara Cervone, Ed.D. President, What Kids Can Do, Inc. Providence, Rhode Island, USA

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Bangalore, India | Government High School, Cotton Pet

Delhi, India | Child Rights Information Centre (CRIC) / Plan International-India

Mid-morning on a school day in the Cotton Pet neighborhood of Bangalore. A girl washes

National Gandhi Museum, Delhi. Torn from their families by civil war, these girls live in an ashram

laundry on the sidewalk while an elder rests in the shade.

(spiritual community) in southwestern India. They are visiting Delhi for the first time.

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goulash soup

morning exercises

Panyola, Hungary | Foundation for Democratic Youth (DIA)

Beijing, China | Beijing Youth Voices

Sunday morning in Panyola, a small village on the eastern border of Hungary. These women, said to

Just past dawn in Beijing’s Temple of Heaven Park ( Tiantan). Men and women of all ages start their

be the village’s best cooks, are preparing huge pots of gulyás for the annual cultural festival.

morning stretching, practicing tai chi, tossingbaoding balls, or dancing with flags or fans.

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rolling adverts

child protection

London, England | Lilian Baylis School

New Delhi, India | CRIC/Plan International-India

Clapham Junction, a working-class neighborhood in southwest London. Double-decker buses – with

Slum neighborhood in New Delhi. Youth belonging to the Child Rights Information Centre (CRIC)

movie posters – wait at a busy intersection.

painted this mural to educate parents about child safety.Critical Mass Parade

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city taxi

Budapest, Hungary | Foundation for Democratic Youth (DIA)

San Francisco, California, USA | Build San Francisco Institute

Downtown Budapest on Earth Day 2007. Tens of thousands of cyclists joined a mass bike ride

Market Street, San Francisco. To get a taxi license in San Francisco involves a wait of fifteen to

blocking automobile traffic citywide.

twenty years.

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three generations

dominoes

Cluj Napoca, Romania | Resource Centre for Roma Communities

Beijing | Beijing Youth Voices

Parcul Central, near Cluj Napoca’s main square. New fathers team up while an older generation

Ten in the morning at Temple of Heaven Park (Tiantan). Dominoes and cards draw as many

looks on.

enthusiasts as tai chi and dancing.

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olympics volunteers

London | Lilian Baylis School

Beijing | Beijing Youth Voices Team

Six blocks from Westminster Abbey, church to England’s monarchy. Students leave through the

Wangfujing Street, one of China’s most famous shopping streets. These volunteers were among

gates of an elite boys school.

thousands who mobilized to assist visitors to the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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construction workers

produce haulers

San Francisco | Build San Francisco Institute

Bangalore | Government High School, Cotton Pet

Columbus Avenue in San Francisco’s North Beach. A road repair crew checks its orders.

By Bangalore’s sprawling Krishna Rajendra Market. Pulling or pushing produce carts, men crowd the streets.

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sidewalk blood pressure stand

sidewalk food

Beijing | Beijing Youth Voices

Bangalore | Government High School, Cotton Pet

Downtown Beijing. Volunteers offer services at public health stations established for visitors to

Steps from passing traffic in the Cotton Pet neighborhood of Bangalore. A sidewalk vender

the Olympics.

makes and sells masala dosa, a pancake with spicy vegetables and sauce.

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fruit vender

chili and rice vender

London | Lilian Baylis School

Bangalore | Government High School, Cotton Pet

Clapham Junction. Oranges from Spain, pears from the United States, and lemons from Italy fill

Krishna Rajendra Market. Venders selling dried chili peppers and rice – staples of Indian cooking

this small fruit stall in April.

– compete for customers.

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guitarist

glass harp player

San Francisco | Build San Francisco Institute

Budapest | Foundation for Democratic Youth (DIA)

Haight-Ashbury, a focal point of the 1960s hippie movement. A young guitarist keeps its spirit alive.

Vรถrรถsmarty Square, downtown Budapest. This street performer warms his hands before returning to make music by rubbing the rims of his water glasses.

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mobile chat

mobile chat

San Francisco | Build San Francisco Institute

London | Lilian Baylis School

Weekday afternoon, Union Square.

Weekday afternoon, next to the Jewel Tower in Westminster.

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broom maker

tailor

Cluj Napoca | Resource Centre for Roma Communities

Noida, India | Noida Public Senior Secondary School

Baciu, a Roma community in Cluj County. Uncle Dorel is a broom and rake maker, a traditional

Small pedestrian market in Noida. Yusuf has worked as a tailor for twenty years, sewing

Roma trade passed down from generation to generation.

men’s clothes in the open air with a foot-powered sewing machine.

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thoughts

signal

Seattle, Washington, USA | Youth in Focus

Seattle | Youth in Focus

By Vanessa M.

By Michael B.

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mother and child

mother and child

Cluj Napoca | Resource Centre for Roma Communities

New Delhi | CRIC/ Plan International-India

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traditional roma family

street friends

Cluj Napoca | Resource Centre for Roma Communities

Bangalore | Government High School, Cotton Pet

Baciu, Cluj County. Approximately 50 extended families call this Roma village home.

Cotton Pet neighborhood. This alleyway, like hundreds of others across Bangalore, teems with children.

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side street in chinatown

snack street, wangfujing

San Francisco | Build San Francisco Institute

Beijing | Beijing Youth Voices

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park fountain

westminster abbey

Cluj Napoca | Resource Centre for Roma Communities

London | Lilian Baylis School

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city view

Bangalore | Government High School, Cotton Pet

Cluj Napoca | Resource Centre for Roma Communities

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ready to wear

store reflections

clockwise: Party Clothes, San Francisco; Wisdom Hats, San Francisco; Summer Blouses,

clockwise: Religious Books, London; Mao Tse Tung Memorabilia, San Francisco; Sneakers, London;

Cluj Napoca; Hot Buttons, Budapest.

Bridal Wear, Cluj Napoca.

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street venders

pairs

clockwise: Birdcages, Beijing; Sunglasses, Cluj Napoca; Fruit, Bangalore; Flowers, San Francisco.

clockwise: Bunnies, Sopron, Hungary; Band, Panyola, Hungary; Twin Cooks, Panyola, Hungary; Cellists, Cluj Napoca.

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londoners all

girls

clockwise: Pakistani magazine seller; Chinese stroller; two members of the House of Lords;

clockwise: Cluj Napoca, London, Beijing, New Delhi.

Ghanian bus rider.

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vegetables

easy to miss

clockwise: Cauliflower, Tomatoes, Onions, Eggplant. All photographed at the Krishna Rajendra

clockwise: Backyard Wheelbarrow, Seattle; Carved Tree Trunk, Parcul Central , Cluj Napoca; Sewer

Market in Bangalore, India.

Hole, Seattle; Pond Algae, Parcul Central .

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banners

hip signs

Left: 2008 Summer Olympics banner,

Top: Poster store with woman’s legs at

5 August 2008, downtown Beijing.

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in San Francisco, California.

Minister Tony Blair, 15 April 2007, House

Bottom: Motel outside downtown

of Parliament, London.

Seattle, Washington.

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murals

building new york

Top: On a main thoroughfare in Banga-

By Alice Whale, Offscreen, London

lore, a portrait of B.R. Ambedkar, who came from India’s lowest caste and rose to become a famous jurist and scholar. Bottom: On a street in San Francisco’s Chinatown, a mural depicting the Chinese immigrants who helped shape the city’s history.

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political statements By students at Build San Francisco Institute, San Francisco, California.

fotogramy By students at Secondary School Havliãkové Námûstí and Secondary School Angel, Prague, Czech Republic.

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School Angel, Prague.

color and motion

heart

By students at Secondary School

By a student from Secondary School Havliãkové Námûstí, Prague.

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bulletproof loneliness 1

bulletproof loneliness 2

By Sarah Russell, Offscreen, London.

By Sarah Russell, Offscreen, London.

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paste the wall

drawing in light

Wallpaper made with pasted newspapers and stencil art, at the recording studio at “The Factory,�

By students at Crown Woods School, Offscreen, London.

an abandoned Soviet factory block in Miskolc, Hungary, now occupied by a youth-run sport and culture facility.

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Mission District, San Francisco

City Center, Cluj Napoca

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language. Prakash and ten of his classmates, ages eleven to fourteen, took close to 2,000 digital

“How do you make the camera snap?” asked Prakash, a student at Government High School

photographs over the next several days, capturing daily life in their neighborhood and in

in the Cotton Pet neighborhood of Bangalore. “I have never known a camera before.” At his

Bangalore’s largest open market and park. They also turned their cameras on each other – as did

side, his teacher translated his words into English from Kannada, the city’s most common

all of the students in the pages that follow – to snap moments of friendship, purpose, and play.

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Beijing, China | Beijing Youth Voices

“Hey! We are the six bloggers – Iris, Siqi, Steven, Linda, Kelan, and E-mail – of Adobe Youth Voice’s and What Kids Can Do’s Beijing Youth Voices! We are all high school students in Beijing, with a range of interests, talents, and personalities – like teenagers around the world. For the next six months, we will be posting bi-weekly blogs, giving you a peek into our lives and life in China.”

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So began the first of many blog entries, filled with photographs and stories, from the six-member Beijing Youth Voices team. The group met on Saturdays at a centrally located tea-shop, where they reviewed each other’s work and then set out to explore with their cameras a new part of the city. The students posted their blogs in Chinese on baidu.com and in English on wordpress.com. With the 2008 Summer Olympics, the team trekked across Beijing to capture the Olympic spirit far from the famed “Bird’s Nest” – from “Smiling Beijing Welcomes You” banners to sidewalk health stations.

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These are some of the stories told through photographs, music, and text by seventeen Roma youth

For Olimpia, Ovidiu, Ramona, and Roxana, home is the hillside village of Baciu on the outskirts of

in the Transylvania region of Romania. “The majority of people have a cliché about the Roma

Cluj Napoca, with all of its Roma traditions. For Ale, home is split between her birth family and the

people,” said Mihai, a university student. “They steal, they are bad. People don’t see the good part.

facility where she lives much of the week with other young people who cannot always live with

A problem of ours, as Roma, is that we don’t show them our tradition, our good parts.” The photos

family. For Titus, home is the city of Timisoara, with its legends and fountains.

taken by these youth counter that stereotype, winning attention and praise in public exhibitions.

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A lifetime ago, tens of thousands of Hungarian students took to the streets of Budapest, sparking

volunteer chapters across the country. Youth in seven DIA chapters, from Hungary’s eastern to

a nationwide uprising against that country’s regime. Troops moved to crush the rebellion, and

western borders, photographed those volunteer activities as part of Adobe Youth Voices. Their pic-

some 3,000 were killed. That was 1956. Today, a new generation of Hungarian youth reaches out

tures counter the image of an Eastern Europe strained by mistrust and ethnic division. Instead,

to one another – and to the very young and old – with a sense of justice and remarkable goodwill.

they show the pleasure that comes from community celebrations, breaking bread with strangers,

The Foundation for Democratic Youth (DIA) weaves together that community spirit through local

a litter-free park, befriending children whom society has discarded.

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ham Junction. Encountering students at the gate of one of London’s most elite schools, they wondered

As immigrants with few chances to travel outside their working-class neighborhoods, the six

aloud, “Are they smarter than us, or just richer?” (Yeliz, Ricky, and PJ guessed “smarter,” but

eleven- and twelve-year-olds on the photography team at Lilian Baylis School toured their city with

Nicole, Monira, and Sabrina disagreed.) Nothing escaped these young photographers. And their

wide eyes. “We never knew these sights were right here!” said Jamaican-born PJ, as he studied West-

comfort with asking strangers if they could snap their picture produced a portrait gallery that

minster Abbey, posed with a waxen James Bond, and checked out street venders in busy Clap-

includes members of the House of Lords, young lovers, and immigrants like themselves.

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Museum to create photo collages inspired by the Islamic, African, and North American galleries

“[Too many] people judge things on a surface level,” writes young photographer Lucy Burrluck,

at the Museum. The students dug deep to find and communicate individual stories and unofficial

“and this often leads to misunderstandings and misconceptions.” For five years, Offscreen has

histories behind the collections. They experimented with the imagery and narratives they collected,

stretched creative experiences and skills among youth like Lucy – with a particular focus on the

creating the powerful social commentary found in collages like “Bulletproof Loneliness.” Seeing

Middle East – and brought their expressive work to a public stage. In this project, fi fteen young

these young photographers’ final exhibit at the British Museum, one educator remarked, “In nine

photographers from London’s largest comprehensive high school worke d with curators at the British

years of teaching, I have never been so thrilled with what I saw last night.”

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New Delhi, India | CRIC/ Plan International-India

Of the 203 million children in India between the ages of five and fourteen, a little over half are in school, and 12.6 million are in full-time employment. The remaining 75 million do housework, work on family farms, work as domestic servants, or provide other forms of cheap labor. Since 1997, the Child Rights Information Centre (CRIC) of Bal Panchayat, a youth-to-youth develop-

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ment program in Delhi’s slums, has campaigned to support children’s rights and end exploitative child labor in Delhi and beyond. Seven CRIC youth leaders – all of whom grew up in Bal Panchayat – set out to create a media campaign that put a human face on child labor: children as young as six picking rags, or fetching and carrying home the daily supply of water; older siblings taking care of younger ones while their parents worked; young friendships thriving in the midst of poverty. “Our hearts are full with the stories behind our pictures,” said Harsh Vardin, nineteen.

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By year’s end, the students had taken more than 1,500 photographs and interviewed over 50 people,

“Combining different worlds and cultures at the same time, this is today and this is our future,”

from a rickshaw driver to a corporate lawyer. The experience was empowering. “At first I was

said fifteen-year-old Ashish. “New and old, we try to balance.” For a year, Ashish and twelve of his

afraid to snap a photo in public or to ask someone if I could interview them. It is not our custom

classmates gathered photographs and interviews that showed the contrasts globalization now pro-

and the child is always below the elder,” explained Sapna. “Once we adjusted to this, we could not

duces at every turn across India: between old and new, Eastern and Western, rich and poor, tradi-

be stopped.” Their photo essays are presented in the book India in a Time of Globalization: A Photo

tional and progressive.

Essay by Indian Youth (Next Generation Press, 2008).

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Prague, Czech Republic | Multicultural Centre Prague

With cameras and a passion for photography, students from two vastly different districts in Prague, Czech Republic spent the first half of 2008 exploring each other’s neighborhoods and learning about each other. Ages eleven and twelve, the first group came from Prague’s Zizkov district, home to Ukrainian immigrants and Roma and long known as the bohemian section of Prague. The sec-

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ond group came from Modrany, where huge apartment blocks built during the Soviet regime stand next to centuries-old villas. Between biweekly workshops, students worked on assignments like taking a self-portrait or capturing a typical situation in their homes and among friends. At the workshops, they discussed their photos and the lives they revealed. The non-governmental entity Multicultural Centre Prague organized and supported their work as part of a Europe-wide “Cultures Around the Block” project.

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San Francisco, California, USA | Build San Francisco Institute

Like the students in Noida, India, the students at Build San Francisco Institute, a small alternative high school, made globalization their focus. For eight months, they documented how globalization shows up on their city’s streets and in the lives of adults around them. “If you want to see globalization at work, come to San Francisco!” declared Daniel, a twelfth grader.

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On afternoon photo shoots, after a morning of academics, Daniel and twelve of his classmates photographed the gleaming offices of multinational companies like Nike and Microsoft – along with small shops, just blocks away, selling handicrafts from Central America and “wisdom hats” from China. For Connie, seventeen, a picture of a shiny limousine juxtaposed against an image of a homeless man spoke volumes about “how globalization makes winners and losers.” The BSFI students also created “political” photo collages that needed no explanation.

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Seattle, Washington, USA | Youth in Focus

“Photography has given me so many different ways to view the world.” – cherry “I never realized how much you can say with an image.” – yvonne “I don’t know if I’m worthy of calling myself an artist, but I do know that I’m worthy of picking up a 35 mm and calling myself empowered.” – thuc-chi

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Since 1994, the award-winning Youth in Focus in Seattle has taught photography to youth often characterized as “at risk” despite their passion, energy, and vision. The images these teenagers create document the dark and the light of their own lives. The young photographers also find and make art from the unexpected: footprints left by a wet sneaker, a sewer drain, a rusted wheelbarrow against a worn fence. They have shown their work at the Seattle Art Museum, the Washington State Convention Center, and various local art galleries.

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acknowledgments Bangalore, India Government High School, Cotton Pet students Bhagya Raj Manjunath Prakash Praveen T. Rajesh Ranjith Sanjay Raj Shanta Raj Amreen Gideon Saravana educators Prabhakar B. Teacher Poovamma A.K. Teacher Bhargavi Teacher Tarannum Computer Teacher N.G. Chandan American India Foundation Shravan Volunteer Chitra Kala Parishath

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Beijing, China Beijing Youth Voices students Linda Jiang Steven Kong Email Wang Kelen Wen Iris Zhang Siqi Zhao educators Gloria Xu English Language Instructor, Beijing Tricia Wang Graduate Student, University of California at San Diego

Aida Tincu Laura Uta Olimpia Varga Ovidiu Varga Claudia Varodi educator Claudia Macaria Project Director Hungary Foundation for Democratic Youth (DIA)

Cluj Napoca, Romania Resource Centre for Roma Communities

note: The Foundation for Democratic Youth, with its service learning chapters throughout Hungary, was the AYV partner. Approximately 80 youth from the following Hungarian cities and towns participated in the photography

students Mihai Bica Daniela Boldis Lucia Calian Ramona Calian Anamaria Doda Veronica Doda Titus Harcu Karima Hetea Norina Herki Roxana Micz Victor Rezmives Lina Saico

Debrecen Civilians of Debrecen and Student Self-Gov ernment of Debrecen Mànfa Collegium Martineum Mànfa Miskolc Youth of Miskolc in Action Nyíregyháza County Student Parliament 2008

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Sopron AKSI Sukoró SuKIDaNcE Szekszárd Volunteer Club educators Rita Galambos DIA Executive Director Judit Jaross DIA Volunteer London, England Lilian Baylis School students Monira Ahmed Ricky Chiew Phillip (PJ) Collman Nicole Holder Sabrina Issace Yeliz Kasif educator Ellena Valizadeh Teacher London, England Offscreen students Reece Asplin Michael Dutton Oliver Hamilton Charles Kelly Oguzhan Koca (Oz) Samantha Langley Louise Lockey

Josh Nightingale Sarah Russell Alex Stevens Emily Steventon-Kiy Daniel Stonebanks Demi Supple Jessica Till Alice Whale educators Lawrence Akehurst Teaching Artist Jill Brittlebank Teaching Artist New Delhi, India Child Rights Information Centre, Plan InternationalIndia students Harsh Vardhan Hemlata Rawat Mirmala Mehta Poonam Singha Renuka Satya Prakash Crantum Savita Noida, India Noida Public Senior Secondary School students Arti Kumari Alok Anand Ashish Dhiman

Kirti Sisodia Naveen Mishra Nisha Maurya Payal Chauhan Pratima Mishra Priyanka Chauhan Rahul Kothari Sapna Chauhan Shashank Verma Shikha Tyagi educators Rajsri Ram Mohan, Teacher Rinkoo Bahrani, Teacher Prague, Czech Republic Multicultural Centre Prague students at Secondary School Havliãkové Námûstí, Prague-ÎiÏkov Secondary School Angel, Prague-Modfiany educators Simon Chang Program Director and Photographer David Kummerman Photographer Karel Tuma Photographer

San Francisco, California, USA Build San Francisco Institute students Ling Chen Michole Forks Sandy Lam Connie Leong Justin Marks Daniel Okamura Daniel Rodriguez Sergio Suarez Rolando Tirado Julian Wong William Wong Ling Yu Chen Si Cheng Zhou educators Casey Brennan Teacher Will Fowler Teacher Seattle, Washington, USA Youth in Focus students Angela K. Bianca G. Bonnie M. Brianna R. Cassandra Q. Chloe C. Darren P. Devin T.

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