I’ve learned so much. I learned to communicate with people. I’ve built up much more confidence. Now I want to become a photojournalist. Bushra, aged 16.
Another quick post to point you to a UNICEF-supported photography project that aims to empower Yazidi women through photography. These young women are in a camp (near Dohuk in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq) for displaced Iraqis, who have fled the advance of ISIS. The women met every day for two months and were taught photography techniques by two Kurdish photographers.
I’ve just watched a news story about the participants and wanted to share it with you as soon as I could.
Follow this link for more information: Empowering Yazidi Women through photography. The full article from which the quote is taken is by Lindsay Mackenzie, a consultant with UNICEF Iraq.
Direction donations can be made to UNICEF Iraq: http://www.supportunicef.org/iraq
Follow this link to the article and related videos shown on CNN: Yazidi girls photography refugee camp.