Five months age FairMail Peru opened its doors to 4 new teenagers from different outskirts of Trujillo to provide them with free photography training and be part of the FairMail family. After this short training period they grasped the opportunity to take the next big step and show their new skills to the world in a great photography event in Huanchaco, Peru.
The 22nd of September was a special afternoon in the beach town of Huanchaco with the sun shining during the opening of the “Mi Barrio” photography exposition in Otra Cosa Restaurant. Through 28 pictures the 7 participating photographers gave an insight into their daily lives in their houses and the neighborhoods where they live. With the click of a button they showed their daily realities. For example Anidela, aged 15, showed her talent taking pictures of her father working in a dairy farm.
At 14.30 the people started showing up to discover the teenagers work. Many where surprised about the quality and thought the pictures would have been taken by very experienced photographers. When coming face to face with the young photographers the comments where surprising. “Wow this is incredible!”, “Did you really take this picture yourself, where and how did you do it?”, “Congratulations with your great job” where some of the much heard comments from the visitors.
This filled the young photographers with happiness as Anidela explains: “I feel very satisfied to hear that the people like my work and it motivates me even more to keep growing as a photographer.”
In the end about 40 people showed up. It was a big success and the teenagers where very happy with their audience. We hope even more people will show up for the next exposition in Peru or India. Please connect with FairMail on Facebook if you want to be informed about future expositions so you can help us spread the word.