The Sakartvelo Photo Project
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“Photography is the beauty of life, captured”... As a part of my current job in the little known country of Sakartvelo (also known as Georgia) and through my organization, Big Planet...Small World, I will be leading an exciting photography project ... More ...

“Photography is the beauty of life, captured”...

As a part of my current job in the little known country of Sakartvelo (also known as Georgia) and through my organization, Big Planet...Small World, I will be leading an exciting photography project with local teenagers from this vibrant, beautiful country that straddles the borders of Europe and Asia. Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world and it, somehow, makes our planet seem a little bit smaller. Photography can give you a window into the world captured by the camera lens and sometimes it gives you a view of the heart and soul of the person behind the camera, as well. I believe that learning photography is a way to foster creativity and connection. I want the incredible, dynamic youth of Georgia to show us the world through their eyes, and to also gain skills and confidence. Through photography and digital media education, my students will show us what Georgia looks like from their unique point of view and they will become the story-tellers for their country. This project will teach students the basics of documentary photography and empower them to communicate visually and become powerful voices for their community. As a way to celebrate and share their stories, the program will culminate with two exhibitions of their work in the capital cities of Tbilisi, Georgia and Washington, D.C., USA.

We need your support in order for The Sakartvelo Photo Project to be a success. You can connect with the students of Georgia by contributing your used, working digital or dslr cameras and other photography supplies. By doing this you will be allowing a Georgian student that doesn’t possess or can’t afford a camera to join the program. Alternatively, you can make a monetary contribution to help with the expenses of printing and mounting the photographs for the two gallery exhibitions (which can be costly) and for purchasing extra batteries and memory cards for the cameras so that they don’t sit unused once the battery dies. Money also goes towards taking the students on excursions to Photography Festivals and Galleries and on outings around Georgia to take pictures. Donations can start at $1.00 (every bit helps) and higher donations come with perks. If you can’t donate, we would love your support in helping to promote the project. Please share the information with your friends or promote it on your own Facebook page or Twitter account. And remember..."If you want to have a worldview, you have to view the world."

Donations of cameras, AA batteries (preferably lithium), SD cards and USB flash drives can be sent by August 31, 2014.  ***EXTENDED***  We're hoping to get a second shipment of cameras sent over to Georgia, so please send me a message if you have a camera or supplies to donate and I'll try to make arrangements.

Julie Pennini

c/o Melissa Blum

115 Barnsfield Ct.

Gaithersburg, MD 20878

**Monetary donations for gallery exhibit costs accepted until November 30, 2014

                                                                                                          

Greetings from Georgia...

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$25
Postcard
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An original photograph postcard from Georgia.
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$50
A set of 4 postcards
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A set of 4 postcards created from original photographs, featuring the places and faces of Georgia.
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$100
8x10 photograph/set of 4 postcards
  • 3 claimed
An original, signed, limited edition 8x10 photograph from the project's exhibition. Plus a set of 4 postcards featuring the faces and places of Georgia.
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