Australia.html Find the pictures taken by Children EYE SEE UNICEF Child Photography Workshop A New Perspective: The World Through Children's Eyes

    Commonwealth of Australia

    country information
    Capital Canberra
    Population 2,260 million
    Area 7,692,024km2
    Official Languages English
    Major industry Hospitality indutry, manufacturing, constraction industry
    Under-five mortality 5/1,000
    Population with access to improved water sources 100%
    Average life expectancy 82 years old
    Gross National Income (GNI) per capita USD 46,200
    Population living on less than USD 1.25 per day unknown
    Literacy rate unknown
    Child labor male:8% female:5%
    オーストラリア連邦 地図

    Source: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) / THE STATE OF THE WORLD’S CHILDREN 2013

    Australia Workshop Report

    The EYE SEE workshop held in Darwin, Australia encouraged youth leaders to participate in changing their own society, in May 2013, participated by 15 Aboriginal children.

    According to UNICEF, there is a large gap between the indigenous community in Australia and other average Australians in terms of living standard and housing and sanitary conditions. They also face other serious problems including drug and alcohol dependence and a high unemployment rate. It is considered that isolation, socially, culturally and economically, is the background of the problem, and such trauma accumulated for generations is becoming an obstacle hindering the social participation of the indigenous people.

    With a wish for the children who will lead the next generation to know that there is something they can do to change the society by participating in it, Sony supported holding the EYE SEE Australia workshop held in Darwin.

    © UNICEF/G.Pirozzi
    © UNICEF/Mark Galer

    Children from the Aboriginal communities of Bagot, Knuckey Lagoon and Gurdorrka were first rather wary of the unfamiliar faces. However, through the five-day workshop, their extraordinary sensibility gradually starts to come out. They sometimes showed their exceptional sense of rhythm and jumping ability. When they start taking photos, they start capturing still images of the beauty of their community and the warmth of the people who live in there, with a breathtaking sense of composition that may even surprise adults. On the last day of the workshop, when they added captions to their photos, they proudly talked about their respect for nature, where they play every day, and love for their families.

    (Implementation of the workshop : 2013)

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    The Photographers (name, age)

    Molly Althouse 10
    Bradin Althouse 10
    Tia Lee 10
    Karita White 12
    Laura Jenkin 12
    Xavier Singh-Lippo 9
    Cherona Cooper 12
    Declan Singh-Lippo 13
    Aggie Sing-Lippo 11
    Cheyanne Dempsey 10
    Derek Forshinger 13
    Jude Lami Lami 10
    Wayne Gaden 9
    Zoe Cincaid 12
    Leroy Gaden 15