For a second time, the Cape Town Museum of Childhood ( CTMoC) will invite high school learners in Cape Town to participate in an “Education in Cape Town” photography project – #EduSnap. The Orms Cape Town School of Photography is thrilled to partner up with CTMoC again on the #EduSnap programme to facilitate training sessions.
These lucky students will be guided through the process of creating a photographic exhibition that showcases their educational experience at various schools in Cape Town. Participating schools include: Islamia College, Rylands High School, Belgravia High School, Alexander Rustenberg Girls High School, Technical Leadership College, South Peninsula and Athlone High School. Two of our alumni edusnappers, Megan Blows and Michael Bususu, will be joining for this years project as mentors.
The CTMoC is based in Rondebosch off Milner Road and is marked by cyan, yellow and Magenta striped walls— very welcoming.
The rooms of the museum are slowly being nourished with books, toys, creative activity areas and educational spaces informing youth on Human Rights and sharing experiences on childhood heritage in South Africa.
Our very own Lauren Theunissen, our Smartphone Photography lecturer at the school, introduced a group of five eager students to the wonders of smartphone photography at last years’ experience:
“It has been an amazing experience showing youth, who might have never discovered the power of photography, how they can access the medium through a device that they carry around with them every day. We learnt how to take creative control over different exposure settings and shooting modes. I have shown them how to go through simple editing techniques to subtly enhance their carefully selected compositions. In a few short weeks, I have seen the students embark on the journey toward becoming mindful photographers as they consider the light, the mood and the stories they wish to share. EduSnap is an inspiring initiative and I am so happy to be a part of the great work that is being done in the education and creative expression of youth. “ — Lauren Theunissen, our Smartphone Photography lecturer.
As part of this initiative and to conclude the incredible process, we will exhibit their work, launching on 27 September 2019. Keep an eye out on our socials for the progress of the initiative!
For more information about the Museum of Childhood and how you or your school may be involved in future #EduSnap Projects kindly contact Chanel Fredericks at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 021 683 2420.