This wonderful story came across my newsfeed on Facebook, and I thought it was such a beautiful message, and one that relates to how I see photography, and the world, and the beautiful people in it. The revelations of the children are priceless… Thankfully, through seeing themselves through photography, they can now see just how beautiful they are, as well as the beauty of the world around them, however simple and modest their environment may be. Please take a few moments to view the video below. It will surely brighten your day.
"When I looked at my photo I felt good and saw that I was beautiful.
It was something I had never seen before."
"I used to think that I’m not beautiful enough, like the other girls.
Now I came and realized that I am beautiful in my own way.
I saw the other side of myself; how beauty is inside me
And this will be the thing I will remember all my life."
It's interesting to me, that even as different as we are, as different as our environments may be, even within our own country, our own cities, our own neighborhoods...that sometimes it takes seeing ourselves through the eyes of another to see our own beauty; and sometimes we must look closely, to see the beauty of our environment.
View the heartwarming video here:
The Kioo Project:
To teach photography to children from communities with limited creative resources.
For every child to develop self-confidence by discovering who they are through photography.
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