Past Projects

Elena Rue: Love After Loss, 2005-2006

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Sarah, two weeks after her amputation. Photograph by Elena Rue. Introduction by Elena Rue During the last quarter century AIDS has killed more than 25 million people. Despite the substantial funds that are spent every year in research, prevention, treatment, and relief programs there are still 40 million people living with the virus. Given this grim picture, it is hard to see the positive...

Maital Guttman: Breaking the Silence, 2005-2006

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MADaboutART connects youth around the world in the fight against HIV. These Youth Ambassadors are on a conference call with high school students in the United States, sharing what life in the township is like for children affected by HIV. Photo by Maital Guttman. Introduction by Maital Guttman In 2006 I traveled to Cape Town, South Africa, as a Lewis Hine Documentary Fellow to work with...

Sarah Leeper: Living Positively Project, 2004-2005

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Project Overview Sarah Leeper worked at the Children’s Rights Centre in Durban, on the east coast of South Africa, from 2004 to 2006. She developed the Living Positively Project, which uses collaborative documentary methodology to record the experiences of children and families living with HIV. For the project, she provided photography workshops and lessons in Khayelitsha, a township outside...

Kate Joyce: Grassland Phase II: Residents and Government Reshaping South Africa's Informal Settlements, 2003-2004

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From the exhibition Grassland Phase II: Residents and Government Reshaping South Africa’s Informal Settlements, a selection of photographs created over the five months Joyce spent with residents in a government-subsidized settlement named Grassland Phase II, located on the fringe of an expanding township in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Introduction by Kate Joyce In February 2004, I began...

Lucy Wilson: The Highfield District of Harare, Zimbabwe, 2003-2004

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The students test out their new cameras. Photograph by Lucy Wilson. Introduction by Lucy Wilson Zimbabwe is a place of many troubles. Erratic rains and periods of drought, combined with the takeover of white-owned commercial farms by the government, have often brought the words “famine” and “malnutrition” into the mainstream media in connection with this country that was once a...

Forging a New Identity in Sabah

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A group of children in Kampung Terian play in the fast-moving water of their village's river.  Photograph by Barnaby Hall.   Introduction by Barnaby Hall I graduated from Duke University in the spring of 2003 with a degree in history and an interest in photographing local and indigenous communities. As a Hine Fellow in 2003–2004, I was placed with the PACOS (Partners of...

Amara Hark-Weber: Speaking in Color, 2006-2007

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Many friendships were created in games where children used their hands. Photograph by Amara Hark-Weber. Introduction by Amara Hark-Weber In 2006, as a Lewis Hine Documentary Fellow, I spent ten months working with Schedia, an NGO based in Athens, Greece. Schedia was founded in 1987 with the goal of using art as a tool for dialogue in Greece’s increasingly multicultural society. Today they...

Colors of Cairo

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Kindergarten children in the Imbaba neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt, participate in a two-week drawing exercise facilitated by Hine Fellow Julie Norman. Photograph by Julie Norman Introduction by Julie Norman From September 2002 through June 2003, I served as a Lewis Hine Documentary Fellow with Children of the Nile, a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Cairo, Egypt. As a Hine...

Images of Childhood in South Africa Ten Years After Apartheid

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Baldwin. Kwa Zulu-Natal. Photograph by Salumu.  "This is my older brother Wawa. He wants to be a musician in his life—his favorite musician is Tupac. He calls himself Tupac whatever he’s doing. Even in this picture he posed like Tupac. If you know Tupac, you will see how he resembles Tupac. Everything is Tupac, Tupac, Tupac. In this picture he’s dressed ‘pocket down’ and calls...

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