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The secret behind the camera

Nilza
Maputo project participant

Posted 8:35AM on Thursday, August 16, 2007 Pacific Time

Para mim o workshop foi muito construtivo, porque pude aprender qual e o "segredo" que existe por de tras das cameras, e como um simples click pode ser decisivo papa tirar uma foto,como a luz pode influenciar negativamente ou positivamente, qual a importancia significativa de uma foto para a vida de uma pessoa, e como caso concreto temos estes meninos que atraves de uma "simples" foto teram a oportunidade de voltar a sorrir e mostrar ao mundo, a vida dificil que levam e vao tambem servir de exemplo par milhares e milhares de pessoas que apesar de tanto sofrimento a vida continua e a esprenca e a ultima a morrer.

No meu trabalho, este curso sera muito importante porque atraves dele poderei documentar as nossa pecas teatrais, o que vai ajudar muito na divulgacao dos diretos da crianca, vistos que as crincas tem paixao pela foto e a fotografia e um documento movel, que por mais que o meu grupo nao possa fazer uma pece, as fotografias irao falar por nos durante milhares e milhares de anos e por mais que o grupo morra elas permaneceram vivas para sempre....

Translation from Portuguese to English:

For me, the workshop was very constructive because I had the opportunity to learn the "secret" that exists behind the camera, how a simple click might be decisive to take a photograph, how the light can influence negatively and positively, how a picture might be very important to the life of a person, and how, in a case like this where we have these kids, through a simple photo they have the opportunity to have a bright smile and show the world the difficult life they have. It might be an example to thousands of people that despite the suffering endured by these kids, life goes on and that hope is the last thing to die.

This course is very important in my own work because now I will have the opportunity to document our theatre piece. Photography skills will help me advocate children's rights, and show that the children have a passion for photography. The photograph is a very important document, and it's more important than a piece of paper. Photographs will say a lot to the thousands of people and they will stay alive forever.

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