Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Photo Voice Managua

Carl Agsten and Lesley Clay are Presbyterian missionaries working in Nicaragua. These folks visited our Glenville church in the fall and explained the PhotoVoice Managua Project. With donated digital cameras and basic instruction in composition, exposure, and storytelling, Nigaraguan young people use photography to claim their voices.

Their PhotoVoice exhibit is currently showing at Taylor Books on Capitol Street. Judy, friend Judy, and I attended the exhibit while we waited for Dan to arrive for dinner.

This exhibit provides an opportunity for us to have a glimpse of the Nicaraguan youth's world.

It is so easy to forget about the poverty that exists in the world. These photographs show what the kids contend with on a daily basis.

Here is a teacher who is a hero by giving her students hope and pride. The classroom wall celebrates the national heroes.

This picture was taken near the dump outside of La Chureca. By the time trash arrives at La Chureca, many of the items of value have been salvaged.

This is just part of the 4 square miles of trash in this other-worldly image. The photo is thought provoking, with vultures on the horizon, and green hills and blue sky in the distance.

After the exhibit , we met Dan next door for dinner at Pies and Pints, a gourmet pizza restaurant .

What a contrast! Trash Dump and Pies and Pints! We are so blessed in our lives. We have a responsibility to others and hope that we can make a difference as we travel through this world.


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