Photography is a powerful medium that conveys a message through an emotional and visceral impulse in the viewer. An image can tell the story of hardships, frustrations and joys, and the immutable human spirit in a way that transcends words.
I am curating and archiving OLPC photographs from around the world – of communities, kids, teachers, and the towns and cities they live in. I believe the best photographs portray a sense of daily life and learning. I want to collect and show a set of photographs for people who love photography. They will present an intimate portrait of the subjects that can be achieved by close observation and interaction over time. They will show children and their families in daily life at home and in school, reading, studying, working, and at play.
These photographs will strive to answer basic questions about how OLPC affects children, their families, and community: How is learning valued at home? How do children, parents and teachers work and study together, or with others? What are their hopes for the future? How do they share stories or ideas with other towns? What music and videos do they like?
Here are some great photos found so far: