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silent tapes 50 Kids 50 Cameras
silent tapes to launch their documentary project, 50 Kids 50 Cameras, with children growing up in the favelas of Fortaleza, Brazil, photographing their own lives amidst the violence and Social-Spatial displacement influenced by the 2014 World Cup
"An estimated $400 million dollars have been invested so far, and nearly 200,000 people have been displaced. We believe that the children living in the favelas should have been prioritized over revitalizing areas for tourists.", says Francis Lane, Co-Founder of silent tapes, a non-profit organization documenting the lives of people living in slums around the world, and raising money for the children living in these communities through their work.
silent tapes has launched a Kickstarter campaign this week seeking support to provide a five week photography workshop and create a book with 50 children in the favelas of Fortaleza. "We want to give these children a voice, and empower them to share their stories through creativity."
Additionally, all of the proceeds from the book and exhibitions will directly support the participating children and hundreds of others in Fortaleza, as well as funding a program focusing on prevention of child exploitation.
For more information on this project, visit http://kickstarter.com/
Francis and Stephanie Lane