In October 2007 PictureNet Africa in association with MaAfrika Tikkun and with the financial support of the CWCI initiated a six month community based photographic project.
At three MaAfrika Tikkun centres in the Johannesburg area the successful candidates were taught basic photography, how to make use of digital cameras and the related computer skills.
Through this programme, the youths were empowered with new skills and given the opportunity to explore their natural talent. Their assignment was to photograph a number of families in their community and the images were compiled into 360 family albums containing more than 11,000 images.
In March 2008 three remarkable exhibitions consisting of 40 exhibition prints per centre, verified the newly acquired skills of the young photographers who chronicled their communities.
The training of these young photographers was facilitated by Sipho Futshane (Orange Farm), Masimba Sasa (Diepsloot), Nhalnhla Mngadi (Alexandra) and Nkosinathi Mazibuko. The exhibition was curated by Joao Silva.
Cameras supplied by Kevin from Hencetrade, Greg from Phase 2 supplied the computers, exhibition prints done by Dennis from Silvertone, framing by Peter from Picture Wrokshop and photo albums and prints by Baruch from Digital Eye.
Arekopaneng - Orange Farm