Fundación ph15 para des ArtesJ.F. Seguí 4517 8 C
1425 Buenos Aires/Argentinia
|Contact person:||Rosenthal, Martin|
- Overnight facilities
- Volunteers are welcome.
- Commune, community project
- Educational policy/project
- Social policy/disabled persons
Fundación ph15 para des Artes (ph15) is a workshop that puts cameras in the hands of teenagers from some of the most violent and impoverished barrios in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The project began in 2000 when the photographer Martin Rosenthal met a group of kids from the barrios who wanted to learn photography. The group meets every Saturday at the Conviven Youth Center run by Valmir S. Vieira. Martin Rosenthal leads the workshop with the collaboration of photography students and professionals who volunteer their time.
ph15 workshop activities are aimed at enhancing photographic creativity. By learning how to look at and show the different realities in their lives, both individually and in groups, the teenagers are taught to fully explore their surroundings and express their own viewpoint with a unique perspective. Through attention to creativity and artistic quality, the workshop provides a venue for developing identity that contributes to improving the children´s social and cultural conditions. It helps them to take ownership in the place where they live, to discover new places and interact with the environment. The children document their everyday lives in a spontaneous and free way that gives artistic expression and visibility to their marginalized identities.
Martín Rosenthal is the director of ph15 para des Artes.
For other net participants we can offer overnight facilities. Further we can give an expert opinion and establish new contacts in the field of our work.