Anyone who’s ever seen one of those fancy digital SLR cameras probably knows that professional photography ain’t child’s play. Right? Well, maybe not. Some friends of Shanghaiist marched into rural Sichuan a few months ago, and started up the Malafi Photo Initiative by handing out reloadable point-and-shoot cameras to a small army of volunteers. Oh, sorry; when we say small army, we really mean 14 little kids. And when we say reloadable cameras, we mean the ones that actually use film. You remember those, right?
Anyways, they’ve returned with some amazing shots, and a good selection of them will be going up in an exhibition called “Through Yi Eyes” on next Wednesday. All the prints will be up for sale, and all proceeds will be going back to orphans in the area to help pay for schooling and other basic necessities. It’s a great way to support a great cause, so come down and check it out.
“Through Yi Eyes” will on for one month starting September 3rd at Boonna 3 Cafe on 1690 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Wuxing Lu ( 淮海中路 1690 ). Get more info here, or feel free to contact the Malafi Photo Intiative at [email protected]