Saturday, April 24, 2010

Through the Eastern Eyes II:Kaaraitheevu

“Photojournalism provokes conversation and though which all good journalism should do. The exhibition provides an excellent teaching opportunity, fostering discussion about how we cover events of our time the need of society while talking about the profession and craft of journalism”~ Michael Parks (April 24, 1940-), American Actor and Singer

The youth of Karaitheevu have taken a new turn in their lives today. They have had their maiden photo exhibition in their village. The 12 member Photo Voice team has undergone a professional training in Photo Journalism for one year, which was provided by Terre des hommes. The youth were trained professionally to handle still cameras, light, angles, composition, capture various moments, write caption and make a photo journal. Five villages from Batticaloa district and five villages from Ampara district were chosen and the youth were trained. The villages are namely Kalkuda, Kaluwankerny, Paalaiyadiththoona, Poonochchimunai and Puthukkudiyiruppu from Batticaloa district Kaaraitheevu, Ninthavur, Oluvil Periyaneelaavanai and Saainthamruthu from Ampara district.

The photos taken by the youth in Kaaraitheevu were displayed at today’s exhibition. The have highlighted the need to have a proper children’s park in Kaaraitheevu. The photo voice team of Kaaraitheevu has members from Tamil community. Photo Exhibition by the youth from Kaaraitheevu was held on April 24th 2010 at the Vigneswara Vidyalayam which was organized by Terre des hommes .

Kaaraitheevu which is situated in Ampara district between Saainthamaruthu and Ninthavur. It has a total population of 5,334 families (10,9668 persons).There are 9,607 males and 10,061 females currently live in Kaaraitheevu according to the Grama Sevaka official. Most of the men are fishermen, while a couple of them do farming.

Children play at various places due to the lack of a proper chilren's park
Kaaraitheevu Photo Voice Team

Nearby villagers viewing the exhibits

Banner at the main entrance to welcome the guests

Another section of the exhibition

Villagers viewing the exhibits amidst an unusual hot weather

Captured during the training

Photos displayed at the exhibition

Map of Kaaratheevu

Future of Kaaraitheevu

A person is seen taking a closer look at the exhibits

A view of the Kopuram of Paalaiyady Paalavigneswarar temple which is near the exhibition venue in Kaaraitheevu


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