Cameroon: Pictures of my Neigbourhood

Organizing a series of digital photography group walks where residents can document life in the Alpha Club community together and create an online Flickr photography exhibit. These pictures would also be uploaded on facebook and community members would have the opportunity to comment what they feel about each picture and what they would like to see different in the future. Workshops would be held to train community members on using facebook.


  • A question about the project: While photographs are a great way to tell stories, do the people in these farming communities have regular access to the internet? If not, how will they have regular access to update their facebook and flickr profiles and projects? If the income rate is low, will people feel motivated to spend time on the computer or taking pictures, instead of working in the field?

  • kinsley

    Hello Laura, thanks for the comment. The community is predominantly a farming community. However, the youths are the main targets here. This is actually a process that would foster dialogue and a sense of belonging in the community. Although the older farming women & men might not actually be able to use facebook and flickr, their kids can. And remember, they are the ones who really should start thinking about how they want their community to be in a few years time. also, they don’t have access to internet at home, but they do visit ‘Cyber Cafes’ regularly were they have access to the internet.

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