BRIAN BENSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Teaching In Tanzania
Standing Voice is an international non-governmental organisation based in Tanzania, with its headquarters in the United Kingdom.
It's remit is to create programmes for the disempowered to speak back to their societies and reassert their presence and equality.
Each year the organisation runs a summer skills workshops on Ukerewe Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania.
I have been running the photography course for three years so far.
WIth the help of crowd funding to purchase cameras and equipment, my intention is to inspire a generation of people with Albinism to build their confidence and give them a means of expression and income generation through the medium of photography.
With 10-15 students each year we mix class room technical and trip based practical.
Our trips take us around the island, on an old yellow American school bus under the enthusiastic guidance of our translator, guide and fellow tutor Yohana.
In 2019 we managed to get a Guardian Online article to feature the work of the collective who call themselves
THE UMOJA PHOTOGRAPHERS
(Umoja means community in Swahili)
Read More about our adventures here