“Caminando en la lluvia” foto de Paulina, San Francisco, Xochimilco June 2015
The past 2 weeks spent in Mexico City were enormously rewarding. Walking in the rain for me can sometimes be a meditation, and so are giving these workshops, there is so much to do that you really need to get into “the zone” and keep moving forward, one step at a time. I loved this photo above taken by one of our students in San Francisco Xochimilco. Paulina was obviously in her zone as she was walking with the camera, really in the moment, that is exactly why photography and cameras are such a great tool, they truly teach us to see exactly where we are at any given point in time! We worked with 2 very different communities in Mexico City. Each community arrives with eagerness and appreciation, and ends with pride and alot of joy! Although this time there was a large range in ages (from 5 – 72) it was wonderful to see a diverse slice of each community taking part together, and see the program work this way too, delivering to all ages at the same time! Facilitating these programs takes a good amount of organization, as well as energy, not only do you work during the delivery, but there is a huge amount of tasks involved in prep for each day. Cameras4Change also hosted a Facilitator Workshop for 5 of our Mexican partners from Isla Urbana, Proyecto ConcentrArte and Camaroni Produciones! It is so wonderful to know that the program is in a replicable format and that it is happening throughout the year! That is a big step for our little NGO!!! Thank you to all that came out, and please check in our newly formatted Student Galleries to see the work from the two communities; San Francisco Xochimilco, and Milpa Alta!