Internationally renowned Italian photographer Giacomo Pirozzi will be conducting the workshops in Dhaka and Cox's Bazar
Unicef Regional Office of South Asia (ROSA) and Unicef Bangladesh have jointly organized photography workshops for Bangladeshi and Rohingya adolescent girls and boys. The opening ceremony for the workshops took place today at Drik Gallery.
These workshops are expected to empower them to express and participate in decisions that affect their lives. Internationally renowned Italian photographer Giacomo Pirozzi will be conducting the workshops in Dhaka and Cox's Bazar. Pirozzi was trained as a sociologist; he became a professional photographer in 1990, working for Unicef and other development agencies.
Pirozzi said, “I specialize in child photography and have traveled to 145 countries around the globe. A photograph is worth a thousand words. Children are learning the concepts very quickly, despite the communication barrier. I am teaching them on various aspects like composition and technical aspects and on what to shoot with their cameras”.
“The photography workshop is basically meant to train adolescents to be observant and capture the goings-on around them. This is a kind of empowerment for them,” he added.
In the workshop, Pirozzi showed the children images of other children who had experienced tragedy. He also spoke about the problems of photographing children and incidents of child rights violations. He particularly stressed that it is necessary to approach very carefully to cover a child’s life.
The first batch’s training with adolescent boys and girls from different districts of Bangladesh began today and will end on July 14. The second batch with Rohingya adolescent boys and girls will be take place in Cox's Bazar from July 16-18.