Have you been feeling like your creativity is experiencing a slump and are you wondering how to get back on track? There are so many ideas out there to get you back onto your feet again. Some of these projects attract participants from across the globe. If you have been wondering how to get your community engaged in helping preserve your culture and beliefs, here are great ideas you can glean lessons from.
This project by Stuart Chapman encourages everyone interested in photography to take photos of whatever moments they wish to capture. Whether on holiday or at home preparing dinner, there are no rules in this project on what should be photographed. The intention is to encourage people to be creative and see the best in the world they live in. With or without skills, the project accepts photos pretty much from anyone. If you have been looking for a great way to involve your community in creating great memories about where you live, disposable cameras are all you need to make this a reality. Such a project is also a great way to nurture skills for those interested in venturing into a career in photography.
My London Photo Project
This is one of the most amazing disposable camera projects we have come across. In this project, people who have experienced homelessness or are vulnerable to homelessness are given these cameras to go around London taking photos of whatever they find interesting in the city. They are allowed to use the cameras for five days, after which they must return them for processing. These photos are later used in the MyLondon calendar. The fact that people are given a chance to capture social problems in their society has helped in publicizing such matters and therefore has drawn attention from the authorities for proper intervention.
This is a great way to engage your community in documenting social issues.