Camera in The Smiling Sun

To mark the 25th anniversary of his company, Bart Nijs started the ‘Camera in the Smiling Sun’ project for young people who are less fortunate than himself. Young people in India and Uganda receive a camera and an education in photography – allowing them to be creative and have fun even under their difficult circumstances. The young people take photographs that give a glimpse inside their world and Camera in the Smiling Sun then provides an outlet for those photos of theirs. In this way, Studio 38°Celsius hopes to contribute to an understanding of other people’s cultures, in both directions, and provide opportunities for young people in India and Uganda. 50% of the proceeds of the sale of the photos goes to the young people themselves, and 50% is used to start new groups. The managers of the project are unpaid and receive no expenses.

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