Daily Foto: Connecting cultures with high school students in Nicaragua.

May 27, 2010   //   Daily Foto, Nicaragua  //  Comments Off on Daily Foto: Connecting cultures with high school students in Nicaragua.

Phodographer Lara Levine in La Estrella, Nicaragua, January 2010

Lara accompanied high school students in after school program (Amanda Rodriguez a 16 yr old student shown here) BuildOn to help build a school in Nicaragua. Lara describes her eagerness to involve the students with the photo project saying “When I was living in South Africa, just like the mission of Dog Meets World, I realized how much children are drawn to seeing their picture! A lot of this is because mirrors aren’t as big a part of their culture, a lot is because most people in these areas don’t have the money or means to get pictures taken or developed. Becca Cohen told me about Dog Meets World and I thought it was such a smart idea. We always said that we are going to send photos back but….the idea of bringing a printer is genius!

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