Focus on kids : Kids+Cameras designed to help Thai and local students learn photography skills

For children in northern Thailand, photography may change their lives. It could even save them. Santa Barbara photographers Robby Barthelmess and Courtney Owen went to a village near Chiang Rai in March 2011 for four days to teach kids, ages 5 through their teens, how to tell their stories through photography. Working with a resource center operated by The SOLD Project, an organization that helps to prevent children from falling prey to human trafficking, namely slavery and forced prostitution, the two shared their skills with about 30 boys and girls — some of whom had never held a camera. more

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