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December 12, 2008 by admin

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I found another really nice project this morning, where Nat Friedman and friends handed out a whole load of disposable cameras to the kids in the poorest areas of Rio. The images captured are fascinating and moving, as well as just great pics.

The return rate was pretty good; many of the kids were waiting in the street from 7am to noon for us to pick up their cameras. We got 26 back out of maybe 32 we handed out. This amounted to 632 photos. Many of them are excellent, especially for someone who’s probably never used a camera before, and with a cheap disposable. Some are sad, some are funny.

You can read the full story at http://nat.org/rocinha/

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