Create yourself” are teaching children to take photos

For school children and kindergarteners the academic year is over. There hasn’t been such a throng of visitors to the Moscow Zoo on a weekday for a long time. Adults and children are wandering along the paths, taking photos, sitting on the park benches and eating ice-cream. A group of children with cameras have surrounded the giraffe and are trying to capture its sweet face. And then on to the flamingo, the penguins, the wolf and even the lion.

               

28 May started the first photography workshop for the children who participate in The Moscow Times charity project “Create Yourself” in association with the magazine National Geographic and the Union of Nature Photographers (MSFN).

The workshops will continue and expand – children under the artistic tutelage of the famous photographers Vladimir Meshkov and Alexander Myaskov will be studying how to work with digital Kodak cameras and how to photograph animals.

       

At the end of the workshop, the children will receive presents – albums from “Create Yourself”, magazines from National Geographic, a selection of Kinder chocolate from the company Ferrero and tickets for the musical “Karlsson”.

                                   

The next workshops are planned for June and September at the zoo and in the butterfly museum.

In autumn more workshops will be offered, these will culminate with an exhibition of children’s photographs and the publication of a photo album with the best work in partnership with VTB Capital and Moscow House of Photography.

We often can’t influence that around us. But we can change ourselves. Create yourself and change the world for the better!

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Стадниченко Таисья/Stadnichenko Taisiya

Стадниченко Таисья/Stadnichenko Taisiya

Диагноз: Двусторонняя сенсоневральная глухота на оба уха, состояние после операции кохлеарной имплантации.

Diagnosis: bilateral sensorineural deafness, condition after cochlear implantation.

Слепцова Айсена/Sleptsova Aisena

Слепцова Айсена/Sleptsova Aisena

Диагноз: Двусторонняя врожденная аномалия развития наружного и среднего уха (микротия средней степени/атрезия полная). Двусторонняя кондуктивная тугоухость II-III ст.

Diagnosis: bilateral congenital abnormity of development of outer and middle ear (microtia of the 3rd degree, atresia). Bilateral conductive hearing loss of the 2nd — 3rd degree.

Коваленко Максим/Kovalenko Maksim

Коваленко Максим/Kovalenko Maksim

Диагноз: Двусторонняя сенсоневральная глухота на оба уха, состояние после операции кохлеарной имплантации в апреле 2010г.

Diagnosis: bilateral sensorineural deafness, condition after cochlear implantation in April 2010

Other children

Бабурин Даниил/Baburin Daniil

Бабурин Даниил/Baburin Daniil

Диагноз: Рубцовая деформация верхней губы
Diagnosis: cicatricial deformity of upper lip

Картавенко Юлия\Kartavenko Yulia

Картавенко Юлия\Kartavenko Yulia

Диагноз: Дефект межпредсердной перегородки
Diagnosis: atrial septal defect

Байкова Карина

Байкова Карина

Диагноз: Диспластический грудной сколиоз 4 степени

Other children