A PHOTO EXHIBITION BY PARTICIPANTS OF THE EFFECTIVE RURAL PHOTOJOURNALISM COACHINGPROJECT 2010/11
Flame Tree Media Trust has, for past one year, implemented the Effective Rural Photojournalism Coaching project, by 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 can witness this exhibition today.
The objectives of the project among others, 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, better policies and good governance 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.
The complete set of this exhibition is comprised of 54 posters with a total of 446 photographs. We believe, it is the first big mobile photo exhibition to have been produced and shown within the country. More importantly, it focuses on the different grassroots’ issues in our most known rural communities.
This is a huge exhibition ever to be organized locally in the history of photography in the country that cover various grassroots issues through the creative use of the power images,
FTMT plans to take this event all over the country, starts with Dodoma from April 11- 15, 2011 then Dar es Salaam on April 28 to May at Alliance Francaise, so it welcomes any interested company, firm, organization, NGO and individuals to sponsorship and/or fund this event so that more people can be reached by this mobile exhibition.
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