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PNG kids' photos of how they are

Prague, Sunday: After braving the perils of Heathrow Terminal 5 and surviving with a delay of a mere two hours (a bagatelle compared with suitcases in Capetown), Ingrid and I are ensconced in the Czech capital for a few days and coming to terms with the local Internet, where nothing is as it seems.

Una Voce editor, Andrea Williams, writes that Childfund Australia gave cameras to PNG children aged nine to 14 and the resultant photographic display is on in Sydney until this coming Friday. 'Through Children's Eyes' is a photographic exhibition showcasing a striking collection of photographs taken by children living in the Central and Gulf Provinces of Papua New Guinea, and children from rural communities in NSW and other eastern states of Australia.

A video montage of the project, the children and their communities is shown alongside the photos as part of the exhibition. The documentary was put together by multi-media producer Max Campbell, head of the media unit at the Central Gippsland College of TAFE in Victoria, and film maker Bao Waiko, a mixed race Australian/Papua New Guinean who lives in Port Moresby. You can view the video here.

The children from PNG were nominated to take part in the project with the assistance of local school and community leaders. 'Through Children's Eyes' is open to the public and free to attend at the Sydney International Cultural Centre, 72 Erskine Street in the city. Gallery opening hours: Monday - Friday: 11am - 6pm.


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