THE DANIEL MALKA PHOTO PROJECT WORKSHOP “HOW YOU SEE”

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THE “HOW YOU SEE” PHOTO WORKSHOP:

Creative Documentary Photography

Development and production of a personal photo documentary.
This workshop will explore the various elements of importance for the development of a mini photo-documentary of editorial nature, emphasizing personal vision, style and a creative approach.
Based on the narrating power of image as a single piece, integration into a group of 8-10 images that tell a strong story from a very personal view.

LEVEL: Intermediate to advanced

LOCATION: Lima, Peru

DURATION: 24 hours

DATE: March 1st and 2nd, March 8th, March 15th (6 hour days)

GROUP SIZE: Minimum 7- Maximum 10

COST: $300.00

LANGUAGES: Français, English, Español

The participants will have to register by February 26, 2014
They will have to submit a theme of interest that will be discussed with me by February 23.

For more detailed info and a course outline please email: daniel@malkaphotoproject.org

THE STORY OF RUKA BY THE CHILDREN

These are the Photos taken by children aged 5 to 14 years who had never seen a camera.
They deserve our recognition not only as photographers but as human beings.
Help me build them they’re well deserved monument of hope. Contribute whatever you can, but please do and share this post. Thanks!

YOUR CONTRIBUTION You can contribute with your credit card through PayPal


 

You can also do it directly by Bank Transfer to DANIEL MALKA PHOTO PROJECT INC. Non Profit Corporation Registered under Canadian Federal Laws and Quebec Provincial Laws
RBC Banque Royale 5701 Avenue Monkland Montreal QC H4A 1E7
DANIEL MALKA PHOTO PROJECT INC.
Att: Luna Malka
SUITE 202 460 RUE SAINT-JEAN
MONTREAL QUEBEC H2Y2S1
Code Banque/ Bank (RBC) : 003 Code succursale (Transit) : 03901 Numero de compte/ Account Number : 1005073 Swift Code : R O Y C C A T 2
 
FOR ANY OTHER TYPE OF CONTRIBUTION OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT US AT:
contact@malkaphotoproject.org

I asked the kids to tell me a story about Ruka, about their lives

I gave them a few lectures, a few tricks and they composed, framed and shot what they saw, their lives and world.
No fancy cameras, no rules of thirds, no rules at all, pure and simple story telling and creative instinct.

The true magic and beauty of photography and creative thinking
 
 
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FOTO FERNANDO 12 YEARS OLD
 
 
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FOTO DE ABRAHAM 8 anos / 8 years old
 
 
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FOTO: OSCAR 10 anos/ 10 years old
 
 
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PORTRAIT OF HIS BROTHER BY JOSE 12 years old / 12 anos
 
 
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DEAR FRIENDS

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Dear Friends,

When I first heard and I received the first photographs of the children from Ruka, Peru, I made a promise. I would get there and teach these kids photography, give them some hope and mostly teach them that their work and education had a value.

I was greeted by their families and the children at first like a teacher, at second like a friend, and then like family.
I gave them hope and showed them that although Ruka is nowhere on Google map, It still exists for the rest of the world.
The great photos taken by the children from Ruka have been seen by thousands of people in every corner of the planet.
MY STAY IN RUKA

Has it been hard?
Yes it has. I put everything I had into my promise: left my home, sold what I could, and I am living on a budget of 16$ a day in order to continue with my project.

Was it worth it?
The smiles and the photos from the little heroes from Ruka answer the question.
CLASS OF RUKA

I couldn’t do it without determination and the help of many friends in Canada, Mexico and in Peru: They collected cameras, bought them, offered me a bed, food, their home, their care.

Finally, I couldn’t of done it without the inspiration of my daughter Luna, who showed me what creative thinking, love, food and trust are to a child.

I came to Peru and was greeted as a king. People here, thanked me to want to help the children of Peru: friends, new friends, the press….many offers and promises.

Then came the second phase of the project: Building a biogreenhouse for the severely malnourished children of Ruka.
How? with MONEY. Not much, but money. What makes the world go round as I discovered late in my life.

Suddenly, many people disappeared, many of them that complimented me for my actions started doubting my transparency, the efficiency of a greenhouse and the list of pretexts goes on and on.

I made a promise to Ruka. I will keep it no matter what.

I am reminding all of us, that education, culture and food are the best weapons against war, crime, poverty and abuse.
We are all responsible for the future of our planet and children. It lies upon us to educate, feed, share and give hope to our own children by giving them the example.

There are many ancient futures on our planet that live of the earth and preserve our environment. Ruka is a tiny example of ancient futures.
By building them a greenhouse we are preserving our environment, helping them feed themselves and showing these kids that their work is worth something.

In order for me to go help out other Ruka’s, there are many in Peru and other countries, and to build that greenhouse I need your help in contributing as much or as little as you can, but contributing.

Help me keep up the hope of the youg photographers from Ruka.

It takes very little from each of us to come together and make a change. It takes a lot for people to give that very little. Please do that very little.

You can contribute from anywhere in the world with a credit card through the Indiegogo platform by clicking below.

Thank you.
Daniel Malka

YOUR CONTRIBUTION You can contribute with your credit card through PayPal


 

You can also do it directly by Bank Transfer to DANIEL MALKA PHOTO PROJECT INC. Non Profit Corporation Registered under Canadian Federal Laws and Quebec Provincial Laws
RBC Banque Royale 5701 Avenue Monkland Montreal QC H4A 1E7
DANIEL MALKA PHOTO PROJECT INC.
Att: Luna Malka
SUITE 202 460 RUE SAINT-JEAN
MONTREAL QUEBEC H2Y2S1
Code Banque/ Bank (RBC) : 003 Code succursale (Transit) : 03901 Numero de compte/ Account Number : 1005073 Swift Code : R O Y C C A T 2
 
FOR ANY OTHER TYPE OF CONTRIBUTION OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT US AT:
contact@malkaphotoproject.org

ONE YEAR OF THE DANIEL MALKA PHOTO PROJECT, THE GREENHOUSE

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© Copyright 2013, Daniel Malka, all rights reserved, Ruka, Peru January 14th, 2013
 
 

Montreal January 26 th 2012

Behind the frosted windows of Shaika cafe, where I hung out, day after day, working on the “Dance Me To The End Of…Love” series, and other photographs, the core idea of the project was born. Crazy I thought, but I loved it.

The inspiration was simple: the sum of my life, thoughts, beliefs, scars, joys, losses, travels, vision, fatherhood, childhood, tears, laughs, photography, my daughters talent, and love.

I called my most pragmatic friend and lawyer, and asked her what she thought. As she put it: the craziest, yet the best idea you’ve ever had.
I called upon a few friends to help out in this new chapter of my life.
Many joined, many promised to join, very few stayed and supported for months the preparation of “HOW THEY SEE” in Peru.
I thank them from the bottom of my heart. No need for names here, they know who they are.

Well, its been quite a journey.

I worked day in and day out, structuring, discovering, thinking, networking, writing letters, requests, explaining. Very few believed, trusted that the little frail man smoking a pack a day and drinking 15 cups of coffee could make it.
I had no fears in that sense, I always believed that doing something that you love, is as much of a good reason to live that it is to die.

On February 26th 2012, THE DANIEL MALKA PHOTO PROJECT was born.
In less than ten months, there were 10,000 unique visitors to the website.

On March 11th 2012, we launched the project with a one night photo exhibition at Shaika’s.
It was hard work from all my friends that helped with all their heart.
We raised that night, $258.70 and many promises to buy prints. It was funny, I had spent over $400 in prints, plus all of what my colleagues spent.

I needed 5000$ for a 3 month mission in Peru, including the expenses of the legal paper work for the incorporation of the non-profit.

So I walked up and down NDG, day after day, listening to The National, and as they say in one of their songs, having secret meetings in the basement of my brain.
How could I do this? I had made a commitment to go and help these kids from Ruka. I kept looking at the photos of the kids from Ruka, that were sent to me by Alex and Ivan.

I slept a few hours every night, I woke up at 5 or 5:30 am and went for my half hour walk, cold or no cold, I had to get in shape if I wanted to help these kids.
By 5:30 or 6 am I would stop by Cosmos. Nikki would wait for me with that hot cup of coffee and her “So Daniel, how’s the project going?” and the philosophical and humanitarian conversation would start until 7, when the first customers would pop in for their breakfast. Nikki and Rose became my true family. I miss them dearly. They fed me day after day, emotionally as much as with the best breakfast in town. Nikki didn’t want to charge me. It was her contribution to the project, she said.

Then off to Shaika or Mate Latte, where the lap top went on until the place closed down.

When I discussed my project with a colleague at Dawson school of photography, I was told, what an ambitious project Daniel. Of course its ambitious, so is photography I thought. Then again, anything seems ambitious to people teaching the same classes for 20 years and collecting the tax payers money through our education system. With all due respect, of course.

By July, I understood that apart my former students who gave me as many point and shoot cameras as they could, if I didn’t finance this myself, I could never help these kids. At the last minute, I managed to sell a couple of family items of some value and my flashes. I left a few things in storage, some furniture with my daughter, and I ran to buy my plane ticket. With a back sac with 15 point and shoot cameras including mine, an another full of clothes, hope and all my friends and daughters support, I left for Peru. I had the same money to buy a 10 day vacation in a decent Mexican resort. A sum an average Canadian spends for two on an average one week winter vacation.
 
 
The Andes, February 8th, 2013.

© copyright 2013 Fernando, The Daniel Malka Photo Project, all rights reserved, THE PORTRAIT CLASS
© copyright 2013 Fernando, The Daniel Malka Photo Project, all rights reserved, THE PORTRAIT CLASS
 

Four and a half months in Peru, I am sitting at a table in the small eating area of the hostal where I’m staying now. Yes, still smoking and drinking coffee, and no I haven’t gained weight, as everyone asks. But I’m trying. And yes, still having secret meetings in the basement of my brain in order to find ways to help these kids.
I’m living on 16$ per day, taking a few cold showers a week, trying to stretch everything I have to build a greenhouse for the kids from Ruka, my second and biggest commitment.

My hard drives full of over 5000 photos, my multiple journeys to Ruka, a few kilometers of treks in the Andes, a bigger heart than ever, my eyes teary at times , I have given some joy and hope to these talented kids. They have learned and taught us what resilience is, and expressed it through the lens of their hearts.
So yes, I followed my first commitment and it was a success. TV interviews in Lima and Cusco, the cover of the national newspaper, exhibition proposals…

ITS SIMPLY NOT GOOD ENOUGH!

As I keep telling people, thanks for all the compliments, but this is not about me.
I am only a messenger between these little forgotten heroes and the rest of the world.
I am transmitting their courage, talent, hard living conditions and serious malnutrition problems. They suffer from developmental problems. Of course they are happy, they smile, they are respectful, they come running to me to borrow cameras, they love the power and magic of photographs. They are creative and very resilent but they deserve to eat and grow normally as much as my own daughter did.
At high altitude only potatoes and corn grow. Most families can’t even afford oil. There is no milk, eggs, meat, fish, chicken or butter in their diets.
They might eat a can of tuna fish occasionally.
There are hundreds of Rukas in Peru. From the Andes to the jungle. The higher in altitude the less they have. In Puno at 4500 meters, 100 children died of cold last winter. Malnutrition is a killer and worse, it impairs children for generations.

© Copyright 2013 Daniel Malka, all rights reserved
© Copyright 2013 Daniel Malka, all rights reserved
 

I am not trying to change the world, all i am trying to do is build a small greenhouse in Ruka.
A 60 square meter greenhouse managed by these 20 kids will give them access to fruit and vegetable as well as a bit of protein independently of the cold temperatures.
It will be a small pilot greenhouse. The cost will be 5000$ including the education of the kids.
The price includes the plans, materials, seeds, transport 2 km up the mountain with no road access. The labour will be thrown in by the men and women of Ruka. The idea is to show the municipalities that the program is viable. It is, as I will make sure to be there myself with a friend engineer and make sure all is running properly,
The young photographers will document the whole process.
We will then present the document and ask for more help to build a bigger greenhouse and so on and so forth.
 
THE STOMACH OF UNDERNUTRITION, EL ESTOMAGO  DE MALNUTRICION.<br />
© Copyright 2013 Daniel Malka, all rights reserved.
THE STOMACH OF UNDERNUTRITION, EL ESTOMAGO DE MALNUTRICION.
© Copyright 2013 Daniel Malka, all rights reserved.
 

I am calling upon everyone, to open their heart at every corner of this tiny planet and especially in Canada. I am asking and begging all my friends to copy and paste the link to this post to their walls, to email it to all the people they know, the same as Im doing.

The future of our planet belongs to the children of today, so its up to us to educate them and make a change.

WE CAN RAISE 5000$ for the kids and talented photographers from Ruka.

On behalf of all the children and myself, THANK YOU.

Daniel Malka
 
 

YOU CAN HELP US HELP THESE KIDS

You can contribute through PayPal System

 
 

You can also do it directly by Bank Transfer to DANIEL MALKA PHOTO PROJECT INC. Non Profit Corporation Registered under Canadian Federal Laws and Quebec Provincial Laws
RBC Banque Royale 5701 Avenue Monkland Montreal QC H4A 1E7
DANIEL MALKA PHOTO PROJECT INC.
Att: Luna Malka
SUITE 202 460 RUE SAINT-JEAN
MONTREAL QUEBEC H2Y2S1
Code Banque/ Bank (RBC) : 003 Code succursale
(Transit) : 03901 Numero de compte/ Account Number : 1005073
Swift Code : R O Y C C A T 2
 
 

By cheque for US and Canada only:
DANIEL MALKA PHOTO PROJECT INC.
Att: Luna Malka
SUITE 202 460 RUE SAINT-JEAN
MONTREAL QUEBEC H2Y2S1
 
 

FOR ANY OTHER TYPE OF CONTRIBUTION, SPONSORSHIP OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT US AT:
contact@malkaphotoproject.org

THE “ONE DOLLAR” FOR “HOW THEY SEE” CAMPAIGN


 
I was always very, very well paid as a photographer to sell dreams. I never knew how hard it would be to get a dollar for sell reality in order to impove the lives of children.
 
TODAY I AM ASKING YOU ALL TO PLEASE GIVE A SINGLE DOLLAR FOR “HOW THEY SEE” and “HOW THEY EAT” AND TO SHARE THIS LINK.
THE CHILDREN WILL THANK YOU. THEY ALREADY DID WITH THEIR PHOTOGRAPHS. YOUR WHOLE DOLLAR GOES ENTIRELY TO BUILD THE CHILDREN’s GRENNHOUSE, SO THEY CAN HAVE SOME VITAMINS AND PROTEIN IN THEIR DIET. THEY DESERVE A DOLLAR FROM EACH OF US FOR THE WORK THEY’VE DONE

On behalf of the children and all the volunteers from THE DANIEL MALKA PHOTO PROJECT, THANK YOU ALL.

 
YOUR ONE DOLLAR CONTRIBUTION You can contribute with your credit card through PayPal