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Picture Perfect: Inspiring A Community


Last year I was awarded $10,000 in fund support through the CST Inspired Minds Learning Project, which set into motion my dream of facilitating a photography workshop for kids ages 8-12, living in Regent Park, a neighborhood in Toronto, Ontario.

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Girls learn life lessons with police

Grade Nine student Lucy Lin now understands that is the photographer, not the camera, that makes a great photograph. She and eight other schoolgirls took part in "The Best Part of Me" a Literacy Through Photography workshop program that encourages participants to photograph and write about a favourite part of their body.

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Photography For Kids: What Kids Learn When They’re Behind The Camera

Thanks to smartphone and tablet apps, many kids are getting behind a camera earlier than ever before.


Teens use cameras to focus on their East York Crescent Town community

A small group of east Toronto youth are shedding light on life in Crescent Town neighbourhood through photography. 


The teens, who live primarily in the Crescent Town, Taylor Massey, and Oakridge communities, are part of the inaugural Crescent Town Youth PhotoVoice Project.


Project Kids & Cameras founder Diana Nazareth featured in East End Arts' OctoberArtist Spotlights

Tell our readers a bit about yourself and your art:

As a photography educator, mentor, and workshop facilitator my programs are informed by an extensive study of Literacy Through Photography, PhotoVoice, and Visual Thinking Strategies: key progressive participatory methods that use photography as a catalyst for self-expression and awareness, critical thinking, creativity, visual and traditional literacy, as well community engagement, social action and advocacy. I have facilitated workshops to over 1000 participants of all ages, although I work mainly with children and youth ages 5-13...