An Inspirational project!

Dear All,
I came across this Kids and Cameras project on the net. I think its absoloutely brilliant and would like to share it with anyone intested. PLEASE check out this website!! –

group-kids.jpgKIDS WITH CAMERAS

Film of Women & Children of Calcutta’s Red Light District
Born Into Brothels Website:

In Calcutta’s red light district, over 7,000 women and girls work as prostitutes. Only one group has a lower standing: their children. Zana Briski became involved in the lives of these children in 1998 when she first began photographing prostitutes in Calcutta. Living in the brothels for months at a time, she quickly developed a relationship with many of the kids who, often terrorized and abused, were drawn to the rare human companionship she offered.

Fascinated by her camera, Zana thought it would be great to see the world through their eyes. It was at that moment that she had the idea of teaching photography to the children of prostitutes.

To do so would involve overcoming nearly insurmountable obstacles – brothel owners, pimps, police, local politicians, and organized crime syndicate.

Zana held weekly photography workshops between 2000 and 2003. There the children learned camera basics, lighting, composition, the development of point-of-view, editing, and sequencing for narrative. To Zana’s delight, equipped with inexpensive point-and-shoot 35mm cameras, the children produced incredible work. Their images are explosions of color: self-portraits, family pictures, street scenes, stunning tableaus of Bengali life.

In order to help more children from Calcutta’s red-light district, Kids with Cameras has been raising money to develop a safe home specifically for the children of prostitutes to provide an opportunity for them to learn, thrive and lead future generations.

Info – WUNRN


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What can we say?? We are all women, young adults, who are the same age more or less. We come from different backgrounds, 2 different countries, different religions, speak different languages, dress differently, (one of us is married!!), but yo...we got the fire to live life to the fullest while gaining inspiration along the way!!

3 thoughts on “An Inspirational project!

  1. I watched this few months ago. It was very sad that at the end, all the kids didn’t agree to go to school, and some may actually have got into the prostitution. There’s also a video at about another movie about nepali girls trafficked to india, named ‘the day my god died’. It is also very sad, and much more violent and disturbing.

  2. i haven’t watched it..but the one about the nepali gils..(i dont rememebr the name..msut be “the day my god died”) was really touching..
    and the fotos posted in the site are also nice.. its sad to learn that still white ppl has to do all these things… where are the one billions??

    and then how can we expect safety of hamra Nepali cheli haru when they arenot concerned about theirs own??

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