Literacy Through Photography – Arusha, Tanzania Exhibition

Literacy Through Photography – Arusha, Tanzania
June 28, 2010 – January 8, 2011
Kreps and Lyndhurst Galleries

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 21st, 6-9 p.m.
Talk by Katie Hyde: 7 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Thursday, November 4th, 7 p.m.

The Literacy Through Photography program at CDS will present an exhibition of photographs documenting its long-term involvement with the schools and students in Arusha, Tanzania.

The LTP Project in Arusha, Tanzania, began in 2004 when Sister Cities of Durham brought two Tanzanian teachers to the Center for Documentary Studies to attend an LTP workshop. Building on these connections, LTP staff traveled to Arusha in 2007, 2008, and 2009 to offer workshops to hundreds of primary school teachers, from all over the district, and to co-teach lessons that involved more than 2,000 students. The summer of 2010 marks the third year that the DukeEngage program has supported Duke University students in their work with the LTP project in Arusha.

These experiences culminated with public exhibitions of children’s work in Arusha, some of which is included in this exhibition. Also on display will be photographs that document the collaborative LTP process.

Literacy Through Photography (LTP), an innovative arts and education program developed twenty years ago by artist Wendy Ewald at the Center for Documentary Studies in conjunction with the Durham Public Schools, challenges children to explore the world by photographing scenes from their lives and using their own images as catalysts for verbal and written expression. Framed around the themes of self-portrait, community, family, and dreams, LTP builds on the knowledge that young people naturally possess and connects them with broader perspectives and ways of communicating.

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