Photo Youth photo exhibition in Estlarus website

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PHOTO YOUTH: New skills of taking photos results into International Photo Exhibition

An International Photo Exhibition „PHOTO YOUTH” was opened on 18 January 2012 in prominent Riga Art Space in Riga, Latvia. Young people with disabilities from Latvia and Russia have learned the art of taking photos within the Project „PHOTO YOUTH”, which began its implementation in January 2012. Programme financing for implementation of planned activities is 259015, 20 euro.

Staring from the year 2013 project involves already all 12 Riga special schools, but the main partner is Strazdumuiža special boarding school for weak-eyed children. Project partners from the Russian Federation are N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov Art College of Pskov District, Centre of complex social services for citizens “Vyborg”, Regional non-governmental organization “Petersburg Parents” and Administration of the municipality “Vyborg region” of Leningrad district.

Project aims to improve living standards and provide equal access to the additional education for young people with disabilities.

Starting from November 2011 in fields like transport and logistics solutions, tourism development, protection of environment, promotion of cultural heritage and cooperation in spheres of culture, sport, education, social and health are implemented 25 Projects. More information about these projects can be found here.

Next activities Photo Youth

Next activities in Riga:
From 29 January to 1st February
Visits to Diena newspaper and Museum of Photography

This activities are organized locally in Riga but each Project Manager from partners should be arrange similar in their cities like museum of photography and local newspaper.

We will send new assignments for teachers to work with the children soon in February.

We will have a book and video with a selection of photos from photographers of all schools. The teachers should be follow the instructions in the next months to how to send the photos to start with the selection.

A video documentary of aprox 10 minutes of duration will be with the book our best business card for the future. Near April we will start to work with the editing and teachers should send footage for the selection. But it is already far away, meanwhile we will follow working with our children becoming amateur photographers.

More news coming up !

Pskov new teachers

Natali (center) with other colleagues in Pskov

On January 10, held an organizational meeting for new teachers who will go on a training seminar in Riga and will contribute to the further expansion of the project in Pskov. In each school participating in the project, there will be one teacher who will work with the children the art of photography.
Here are our teachers:
Natalija Ivanova, Pskov school for visually impaired children
Marina Tikhonova Pskov school for deaf children
Valentina Egorova Pskov correctional school N6
Irina Krjukova Pskov orphanage – department “The Forest House”
Stanislav Pavlov student of Pskov college of arts, practice in the school for deaf children — with Nataliya Ivanova.Please check it in our Facebook page   here

Photo Exhibition in Riga: January 18, 2013

Working now in the next big event activity of Lead Partner in Riga with a Photo Exhibition in Riga with 5o photos of the children participating in Photo Youth!. The event will hold on January 18, 2013 and we will dispatch diplomas to the new teachers of the project. This activity will be celebrated by the partners of Photo Youth in their cities. Pictures of the event will be publish in our social account in Facebook ( Join us!!

Meeting partners in St. Petersburg

Between 8 and 9 of November and organized by St. Petersburg partner the Project Managers of Photo Youth (Riga, Pskov, Vyborg, St. Petersburg) met in Russia to discuss the Agenda of activities and administration from past and future of the project. After the meeting PM’s visited a few schools of the project in St. Petersburg.

Photo Camp in Pskov (Russia) from 27 August-1 September 2012

All project managers of Photo Youth agreed in the dates to celebrate the Photo Camp near Pskov (Russia) from 27 August to 1st September 2012 with the participation of 30 children with special needs and teachers from schools partners of Riga, Pskov, Vyborg and St. Petersburg.

The Photo Camp is one of the best activities of Photo Youth and is organized by Pskov partner in cooperation with Riga Lead Partner following the agenda and planning approved in the former partners meetings.

The mission and aim of the Photo Camp is create a photography ambient in a open-air space with many activities, from Fashion photography to how to made video news with a small photo camera, as well excursions and lectures by external experts and staff of the project.

Every evening the teachers and children will upload a edition of best pictures and text to share with the other many children, teachers, supporter and rest of the world to show how they are improving the project to get the best outputs with a book, photo exhibitions and video documentary.

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"Europe in my Region" Photo competition

02-07-2012 "Europe in my Region" photo competition
Would you like to win up to €1,000 worth of digital camera equipment, plus a trip for two to Brussels?  Take part in the ‘Europe in my Region’ photo competition this summer!

The competition will be hosted on the European Commission’s Facebook page. Participants will be invited to enter photos in two categories:

  • ‘My Project’, open to organisations that have benefited from EU regional funding (ie from the European Regional Development Fund or the Cohesion Fund)
  • ‘Eyewitness’, open to anyone living in the EU who spots a project either in their region or when visiting another region.

To take part, all participants need to do is take a photo of a project which includes evidence of EU regional funding (e.g. featuring a billboard, signpost, plaque, etc., with the EU flag and funding information in the pictures). Two winners will then be selected in each category; one by popular vote and one by jury from a selection of the most popular remaining entries. Photos will be judged on their aesthetic quality, creativity and relevance to EU regional policy.

Help us to show some of the great projects around Europe. Follow @EU_Regional on Twitter and the EC Facebook page ( for more news soon. And finally, whether you’re at home or abroad, don’t forget to keep your eye out for projects and your camera at the ready!

Picture: Image from European Comission’s Facebook page

Teachers of Photo Youth

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