Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico...

Presenting their work and love of Neza to the community on June 29, 2008

Six months ago, we had never heard of this city. Today, we consider it our community...our second home...our family.

photos: brian frank / nathan weyland

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Day 3 in Neza...

Our 3rd workshop in Nezahualcoyotl has been wonderful so far - Our students are brilliant!

photos: brian frank

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Photojournalism workshop for Youth of Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico

June 23-30, 2008

Youth of
Nezahualcóyotl; ages 13-17

Create a sense of pride in community and awareness about social issues present in the lives of youth living in
Nezahualcóyotl. Inspire and empower youth to make a difference in themselves and their communities through photojournalism.

Oscar Castillo, Brian Frank, Nikola Okin Frioli, Federico Gama, Sergio Beltran Garcia, Darcy Holdorf, Carlos Alvarez Montero, Michael Mullady, Jessica Pons, Paulina Rodriguez, Benjamin Thomas.

$7,000.00 US Dollars. Project Luz and photographers are committed to this project on a volunteer basis.

Our needs are as follows:

- 20 digital cameras.
- Teaching facilities in Nezahualcoyotl.
- Lunch for all students and volunteers.
- Accommodations for volunteering photographers.
- Transportation of students during workshop.

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Project 2 - Ejido Hermosillo, Mexico

In August of 2007, Project Luz enlisted 8 talented photojournalists to teach photography basics to the youth of Ejido Hermosillo, Mexico - A rural town along the Mexico/U.S. border with a population of 6300.

Over the course of 2 weeks, Kristina Barker, Brian Frank, Darcy Holdorf, Justin Maxon, Justin Mott, Brandon Thibodeaux, Benjamin Thomas, and Nathan Weyland mentored and worked with a group aged 9-15. Often rising at dawn, the children were dedicated and excelled beyond our expectations. The results were outstanding and were recently exhibited in San Francisco to raise funds towards future projects.

Project 2 was a beautiful success...

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The children of Ejido Hermosillo, Mexico.
Photos: Kristina Barker

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