NUESTRA PRIMERA MISION “COMO VEN” EN RUKA, PERU
THE DANIEL MALKA PHOTO PROJECT INC. IS A CANADIAN NON PROFIT CORPORATION, Number 813173-2, NEQ: 1168331594
ALL FUNDS RAISED ARE ENTIRELY USED FOR THE PURPOSE STATED IN EACH MISSION.
YOU WILL BE SENT A REPORT OF THE USE OF THE FUNDS THAT YOU HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO “HOW THEY SEE”
The Daniel Malka Photo Project inc. (Federal and Quebec Registered Non Profit Corporation) was founded in Montreal, Canada by Daniel Malka, Msc., photographer, writer and lecturer. After working for over 20 years as an advertising, editorial, and fine art photographer in Europe and North America, Daniel Malka has decided to focus all his experience and efforts in helping marginalized and at risk children around the globe. The Malka Photo Project’s mission is to use innovative methods to train young photographers on location in various countries. Marginalized groups of children between the ages of 5 and 15 will be provided with digital cameras and trained in the basics of photography. The Project aims to encourage projects on all continents, in collaboration with NGOs, charities and community organizations already on site, creating a worldwide community of young photographers, sharing their world through their eyes.
The goals of The Daniel Malka Photo Project are to:
- Help targeted age groups at critical stages of development
- Teach children new forms of expression through art
- Encourage creativity as a form of expression and intellectual stimulation.
- Allow children to document their lives and habitats from their own point of view
- Use their photographs as a means of communication within their countries, as well as globally
- Increase global awareness in order to help raise more funds and encourage social change
- Exhibit the photographs through art galleries, magazines and online
- Redistribute the funds to the photographer, their family, or affiliated group
Digital Storytelling to Promote Resilience, Personal Growth & Social Change
Recently, digital storytelling has gained recognition and support and is now being used in a variety of community, health, educational, and academic research settings. The Daniel Malka Photo Project seeks to contribute to this emerging arena of storytelling and documentation in unique ways that are child-centered, community oriented, environmentally sensitive, and designed to sustain themselves at the community level. The foundation of How They See is constructed by fostering resilience by nurturing both the individual and their community. The program utilizes activities and methods that support the sensitive developmental periods of childhood and build on an individual’s own unique strengths while supporting the development of relationships and community participation. Resilience is acknowledged not only as an individual quality, but as a condition that develops between an individual and their social environment through the power of relationship. The increasingly widespread use of participatory photography and storytelling has sometimes lead to excitement with the method itself rather than a deep attention to the benefits it can provide. The Daniel Malka Photo Project is firmly committed to, in fact, is driven by, constant attention and adaptation to the needs of the specific community, remaining sensitive to a groups social location and cultural traditions, and to always working to maximize the individual and community level benefits of participation.
The Daniel Malka Photo Project works in Canada and abroad with photographers, individuals, local communities as well as Humanitarian Organizations, NGOs, and volunteers willing to help children worldwide to improve their lives and bring positive social changes to their communities.
-Through Specific Photography Projects based on the needs of each community.
-Teach basic techniques to the children on site, in order for them to espress their vision and feelings about their habitat and their lives.
-Promote, exhibit, diffuse and sale the work produced in order to raise funds for the communities, families and children.
- Train photographers to teach with the same method as the one developed by Daniel Malka.
WHO WE ARE
The Daniel Malka Photo Project is operated and administered mostly by photographers, journalists and people from all trades, that work on a volunteer basis to bring social change by encouraging communication by the isolated communities around the world.
Founder: Daniel Malka, Msc, photographer, writer, lecturer. After working for over 20 years as an advertising photographer, Daniel has spent the last 6 years traveling and working on personal projects, documenting the lives of Nomads in the Sahara Desert as well as Indigenous communities in the mountains of Oaxaca in Mexico.
Daniel Malka’s collaborator for Spain and Africa, Susana alvarez Martos (Agora espacios creativos, Tarragona)
Operations and Treasurer: Adriano Ciampoli, photographer, IT specialist.
Legal Coucil: Reisa Teitelbaum, Attorney, active in various Human Rights Groups in Canada.
Coordinator for Latin America: Mariana Frandsen, photographer and Cinema Graduate from the university of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Assistant Coordinator, Latin America: Miguel Arenillas, photographer and researcher
Press Relations: Laura Carli, BA in social communications. Has worked as a journalist for radio, television and written press. Laura has worked for various NGO’s as a consultant in communications. She has also worked as a counselor to international students. She is currently completing a degree in international relations, as well as working as a freelance journalist.
Creative Director: Boris Matas, Toronto
Art Direction: Luna Malka, photographer, musician, designer and videographer
Web Management: Yves Hache, web programmer and designer
Columbia Coordination: Diana Seluna Fernandez, Designer, photographer and human rights activist with AGAPE
Volunteers: Michael Rowaldson, photographer Alexandra Rouff, photographer Julie Lefebvre, scouter, Indigenous relations for Latin America Cristina Stanciu, photographer