Nicholas Negroponte, Walter Bender and Marcelo Claure from Brightstar ring the Opening Bell at the NASDAQ Stock Exchange in New York City.
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:
We all took a group photo yesterday afternoon, after a long week. There was a camera crew idling in the office who were kind enough to oblige us.
That’s Delisile’s son in front holding up an XO and smiling… as charming as he is gorgeous. Even Tom Brady was shy in his presence.
Everyone has been getting a bit jumpy with the gray weather and long days, but this was fun. Henry is showing off the New York Times front page. If you look closely, you can see that after Amy, our controller, came into the office this morning the market rallied a few hundred points.
More updates coming soon: with news about G1G1 around the world, launch parties this Sunday, and new videos, photos, and essays. Send specific questions and requests our way!