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Thank you for all your support!

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On behalf of SNAP foundation we would like to thank those who attended our very first charity fundraising exhibition on Thursday 17th November in London. People from across the UK came together to raise an incredible amount for the SNAP Foundation. We believe it was a huge success because of…

London Workshop goes down a storm

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As part of the London Photo Month we held a one off Snap workshop in partnership with The Create Place/St Margarets House in Bethnal Green over the weekend and our pupils loved it! Thanks to our lovely volunteers Sam, James and Simon giving up their weekend our pupils had a…

Happiness, it’s a choice

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Stacey Hatfield works as a Photography Team Leader at Net-a-Porter and also is Co-coordinator for SNAP Foundation she has been interested in the Snap Foundation teaching programmes (founded by Photographer Remy Whiting) for a while. Last year in June she was able to embark on a lifechanging trip to South Africa…

Katherine O’Donnell – My South African Experience

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A lovely testimonial from Katherine about her trip with Snap Foundation last year to South Africa – how could you not want to join us on the next adventure!!?? Get in touch now to discuss . . . “What I love about SNAP is they understand that there is no…

A click and a whir

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That’s all it takes to bring the biggest smiles and gasps of astonishment as our Snap Foundation pupils watch their first polaroids pop out of their cameras. Snap Foundation has hit the year running once again with a 5 week programme in South Africa where volunteers from all over the…

Sports + Photography = education, exercise and enjoyment

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Taking notes from how our great partners at United Through Sport work with children we incorporated the universal language of sports into our lessons this year. Combining football or netball with photography we work on different tasks as groups, in pairs and individually. Completely exhausting for our volunteer teachers and…

Light and Perspective workshops

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We create most of our lessons as stand alone workshops, but they all lead onto the next in some way, our hope is that each skill they learn will be relevant in the next lesson to help them progress. Learning about light, how it works and how you can use…

We’re hiring!!! Come and work with us . . .

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Would you like to come and work for us in South Africa full time? We’re looking for an energetic people person to join an amazing team in Port Elizabeth. As our External Relations Coordinator you will be working for Snap Foundation and our partners United Through Sport to communicate and…

James Purdy’s experience

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James Purdy is a photographic student from Maine, a north easterly state in the United States. James joined Snap to teach photography to the disadvantaged children of South Africa, having discovered us on Changing Worlds. The below is his blog from his recent five week project: My purpose for doing…

Amy shares the emotion

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Amy is a volunteer teacher who joined Snap for a five week tour, from South Wales. Amy wrote to us recently and we share her letter with you here: I can honestly say South Africa was the best time of my life. I can’t think of a time where I’ve…

Jina and Kisimba – This is our life in DR Congo

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A few nice shots from 2 of our teenage pupils in DR Congo earlier this year. They had a film camera to take home with them for a few days to shoot life around them to tell their story. The idea was for them to think about what they wanted…

shooting in the townships

Posted by: Graham Dodridge

As we rumbled into Kwide in our small convoy of minibus, pickup truck and hatchback we were incongruous against the corrugated steel shuttering, reclaimed wood boarding and walls of wind ravaged plastic waste, thrashed by the warm Cape winds against any fence or object where is could secure anchor. An…

Shy children jump at the challenge of street portraits!

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Working in the classroom is one thing but getting pupils out and onto the streets outside their school turned them into energetic confident photo journalist. Having learnt about light, perspective and how to work with people the challenge of stopping strangers in the street could’ve been too daunting for anyone…

Snap in the Congo!

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  This summer Snap developed a trial programme with Malaika in the Democratic Republic of Congo with a view to running volunteer programmes in the future. The country is an incredibly interesting place and whilst not without its problems the pupils and teachers were so eager and excited to learn…

Photo journalists in the making!!!

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Check out our gallery for the latest photos our pupils have been taking with their 35mm film cameras! We are about to send out another project for 10 girls to work on alone, choosing from a selection of titles such as teenage pregnancy, love, community spirit and family. They will…

2016 dates for South Africa Volunteer Programmes

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We are very excited to announce that we will be running two photography teaching programmes in South Africa next year. 13th Feb – 19th Mar 27th Aug – 1st Oct Please get in touch for more info or to book. These are suitable for anyone with basic camera knowledge, students, budding…

Stacey Hatfield teaching diary- South Africa June 2015

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Monday  First day of teaching at EMZOMNCANE school. Grade 6 children aged between 11-14 years old. We taught them the basics of using a digital camera and the functions they need to know to take photos. We also shown them a day in the life  which showed them our lives…

Come and join us in 2016!

Posted by: Remy Whiting

Anyone interested in working on one of our fantastic programmes should get in touch asap as we will be confirming 2016 dates very soon and places will get booked up fast!

The volunteer experience – What to expect

Posted by: Remy Whiting

Our star volunteer this summer was Stacey Hatfield, a photographer by trade, who worked with more than 30 children across many disciplines. She’s written a diary which we will be posting very soon so you can see for yourselves what life is like on one of our programmes from the lessons,…

The future is bright for our photojournalists

Posted by: Remy Whiting

During our last adventure to South Africa we saw what great photojournalism can be created by our pupils as young as 10 years old! The lives they live and the things they are exposed to enables them to create striking and fascinating imagery.

Port Elizabeth Girls Academy

Posted by: Remy Whiting

Children aged between 10-15 years old enjoy the excitement of what they called the ‘magic’ camera. Polaroids are always a winner! Using medium format cameras they photographed each other in their school yard, an exercise in handling a camera, framing the shot and getting their subjects to pose how they…

Emzomncane Primary School

Posted by: Remy Whiting

After a week on their own with 35mm film cameras this is the result. Their brief was to document their life, the people around them and activities happening in their community.

A proud day

Posted by: Remy Whiting

A proud day for us and our pupils passing the first level of the Snap Foundation programme, certificates and applause in front of the whole school.