Looking for the beauty means to train our sight to change it into a vision.
Photography is a media that enhances this vision and helps to represent our reality and feelings. Taking photos is a a way to use our creativity, to experiment and play, but it is also an observation, the rigor of strict rules, and a choice. It helps us to talk about ourselves, to choose our subjects and to study them. It helps us to select what we want to include or keep out, and to make decisions. A photo doesn't only represent visually a situation but it is also the manifestation of a feeling, an emotion, a moment.
In addition, photography is a media that children love. Children, who always need to communicate their feelings, can learn how to use photography as an alternative language where words are lacking.
Introducing photography to children is a call to understand the reality through a non- verbal language and through a critical and aesthetic interpretation of the events of our life.
The immaculate originality and creativity that live in kids' mind always make spectacular results and surprising points of views, framings, and colors.
Materials Required: Digital cameras/smartphone
Three Intentional Reflection Questions for the Participants
What do we look at when we take a photo?
What can children tell us using the language of photography? Can photography become a language to use in class everyday?
Suggested Reading for Participants Prior to Workshop: Any Handbooks about photography for kids
http://www.guidoniauno.it/Utility/Tecniche/LC%20-%20Fotografo.pdf (handbook in Italian.)