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Seattle Through the Eyes of Youth:
“A very broad educational guidance was given to these kids to capture the story of ‘My Seattle,’” said Davis. Corbis employees taught the kids how to use a camera, offered a few tips about composition, etc., and the children were on their way to complete this five-week project. The resulting photos were very diverse. Images included children riding a school bus, family togetherness, kids playing games, sports or doing homework. One image showed a pattern of fall leaves on the ground, another featured a beloved family pet.
“One thing that this project tends to reinforce is how powerful photography is as a means of expression,” Davis pointed out. He added that one Corbis executive commented on how handy and portable the single-use cameras were, and how they could be easily carried in a pocket to capture any event that presented itself. As for the resulting images, “It’s more about the person’s eye than about the equipment,” said Davis.
Once they were given the assignment in October 2002, the kids had about two weeks to turn in their photographs. At that point, cameras were turned in, film was developed, and photos were edited by Corbis employees.
Last year, Corbis sponsored a similar project, entitled ‘My America,’ in which members of a Los Angeles-based Boys & Girls Club photographed the world around them. Although this will not be an annual event, Davis said that Corbis was evaluating this program and will possibly incorporate the best processes from projects like these in the future. “This was a fun project about passion, fun and photography—and that’s what we’re all about,” commented Davis.
Boys & Girls Club
To view some of the images from the Corbis “My Seattle” Camera Project, log onto www.corbis.com/myseattle.
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