SAUTI NYAMAVU – “SILENT VOICES”
A PHOTO EXHIBITION BY PARTICIPANTS OF THE
EFFECTIVE RURAL PHOTOJOURNALISM COACHING
AN FTMT & TMF PROJECT 2010/11
Flame Tree Media Trust has, for past one year, implemented the Effective Rural Photojournalism Coaching project, following a funding from Tanzania Media Fund (TMF). The project aimed at empowering regional photojournalists with the skills that they might use to visualize grass-root issues by powerful photographic images.
The photojournalists were coached on how to generate ideas, select approach and visualize them, as we all can witness in this exhibition today.
The objectives of the project are; to support quality journalism and to develop the skills of the Tanzanian photographers and writing journalists, so that their work can contribute to improved quality of the media content in the country.
The coaching covered the following regions: Lindi, Iringa, Mwanza, Shinyanga, Zanzibar and Kigoma in a period of one year beginning May 2010. The project has produced a year wall calendar of 2011, this photo exhibition and a book, which is still in the publishing process.
This exhibition is comprised of 54 posters with a total of 446 photographs. We believe it is the first big photo exhibition to have been produced and shown within the country. More importantly, it focuses on the grassroots’ issues in our most known rural communities.