“LEARN, CREATE AND SHARE” by THE DANIEL MALKA PHOTO PROJECT

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When I started this project, I was told it was quite crazy and ambitious. When I completed the third successful project with the burnt children of Aniquem and the third exhibition in 2 years I was asked by my Honorable … Continue reading

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 FIRST 3 MONTHS OF THE DANIEL MALKA PHOTO PROJECT

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January 26th 2012, from my usual table at Shaika Cafe where the idea came alive…to April 26th, going over the details of my first mission.

Rain shine, snow, rich, poor, with everything or nothing, I am on my way, with my heart, soul, cameras and willpower. What more does one need.
I made a commitment to all these children, and I will help them!

I have an amazing team of friends and volunteers around me, they work, call, support and believe in this as much as I do.
I have to say thank you all, I know that my passion sometimes make it tough to work with me. Thank you for your patience.
My daughter has been amazing in encouraging me and wants to be part of it as well with her photo and video abilities.

We have doors open in many countries, and great people that are involved in helping us.

We have received cameras, money and sold quite a few prints.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to the ones that have contributed to the project.

We have had some great press coverage and there is more coming.

Of course a little help from some sponsors would be great, considering the thousands and thousands of dollars I have spent on their equipment during my career.
All we are asking for is some point and shoot cameras for the kids to use. Trust me, not only they will use them, but they will do it proudly and and the results will be impressive.

A couple of plane tickets would be great as well.

I have no issue in throwing in my money in this project to help the kids, and I am doing it.
It’s about humanism, creativity, photography, life, art therapy and mostly remind these children that the whole world can see their photographs and will help them in changing for the better.

I am amazed at life’s irony sometimes.
It turns out that it was easier for me to make $5 to $15 000 per day shooting dreams fabricated by ad agencies than it is to get $5 to help overcome the sad reality that surrounds so many children in this world. A chaos created by greed, injustice, lack of education and mostly poverty. They did not ask for this.

It is all our duty to do something and create a change, as small as it can be, but a change.
Saving one child is sure worth a 4 day hike in the mountains of South America or a 6 day journey in Sub Saharan Africa.

In three months, we have founded our project, generated thousands of visitors from every corner of the world to our site, we are growing little by little and the first photographs by the children will be up very soon.

I am calling on all activists, volunteers, fund raisers, photographers, journalists, corporations, to call, email, post, speak to people you know to get more cameras and one or two plane tickets.
A buck or two to the One Dollar campaign will go a long way as well.

We also need volunteers to help us with our social networking, and others with NGO experience.
We are still looking actively for a photographer based in Cameroon.

I will keep you updated of our progress!

Thanks to all the friends and supporters!!!

Thanks on behalf of the children!

We are on our way!
Daniel Malka

BEHIND THE DANIEL MALKA PHOTO PROJECT

THE DANIEL MALKA PHOTO PROJECT

© 2012 THE DANIEL MALKA PHOTO PROJECT, all rights reserved

I have lived and quite a few things in my life.
As I said in my book VOYAGE, some call it my crazy life, I simply call it my life.

The Daniel Malka Photo Project is the sum of all my dreams, friendships, smiles, tears, laughs, losses, visions, every day’s realities so often forgotten, and all the love and compassion that I have to and can offer.

Life has offered me the chance to be able to see, feel and tell stories.
Destiny has given me the chance to travel and understand that not all under the sun shines.
It has also given me a child, and a great one. I always loved children, their sincerity, their sensitivity and their ability to be amazed.
My daughter always wanted a brother or a sister, I wanted to have 5 or 6 children. Destiny gave me one.

Merging my teaching skills, my experience and vision as a photographer my love for life and humanity, my desire to make a small change in a child’s life as I did for my own, has led me to the creation of this dream and project.

I have decided to dedicate the rest of my life and all my passion in helping as much as I can in bringing as small as it is a social change to the condition of the forgotten thousands of children victims of social injustice, inhuman conditions, wars, greed and remind the world that we all share responsability for the suffering of each child on this planet, simply because we can all help one way or another.

The Daniel Malka Photo Project’s principal goal is to teach these children skills to remind us who they are and that they deserve the same as our own children.
Thy will express the beauty, their love, their smiles their griefs and share their values with the rest of us as thousands of other children around the globe.

We can all help them by supporting in many ways the project. It might carry my name, but this project is not mind, it belongs to all these children that we will be able to help.

I want to thank life and destiny, for bringing me to this point in my life.

I need to thank from the bottom of my heart to all the volunteers and dear friends working day in and day out for this project to become a success, and that soon we are able to buy shoes, medication and so many things that these kids need.

This project is a dream come true not only for me but for all the children we will be able to reach and help smile back at life.

 

A big part of the inspiration to the project is the music from The National.

I’ll go braving everything
With you swallowing the shine of the summer
I’ll go braving everything
Through the shine of the sun

But I won’t be no runaway
Cause I won’t run
No I won’t be no runaway
Cause I won’t run

The theme song of The Daniel Malka Photo Project is: The Runway by The National

 

THE RUNWAY