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Bainbridge photographer starts program to teach local youth

Kids in Bainbridge are learning photography skills this summer. Kids in Bainbridge are learning photography skills this summer.
An eight week program funded through donations taught kids at the Friendship House how to take professional pictures. (Source:WALB) An eight week program funded through donations taught kids at the Friendship House how to take professional pictures. (Source:WALB)
"I was definitely blown away by these kids," said photographer, Anna Kinchen. (Source:WALB) "I was definitely blown away by these kids," said photographer, Anna Kinchen. (Source:WALB)
Students were able to learn different types of photography skills, they even were able to work with many different types of cameras. (Source:WALB) Students were able to learn different types of photography skills, they even were able to work with many different types of cameras. (Source:WALB)
The printed photos are now displayed in an exhibit in their classroom, the students gave adults in the community a tour showing off their work.(Source:WALB) The printed photos are now displayed in an exhibit in their classroom, the students gave adults in the community a tour showing off their work.(Source:WALB)
BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) -

Kids in Bainbridge are learning photography skills this summer.

An eight week program funded through donations taught kids at the Friendship House how to take professional pictures.

Seeing the world through a new lens. Students at the friendship house summer camp have impressed their teachers by how much they have learned in just a short period of time.

"I was definitely blown away by these kids," said photographer, Anna Kinchen.

Kinchen started this program thinking it would be something fun for local kids to do during the summer, what it ended with was a passion for art at a young age.

"Holding this picture, its a good feeling," said student, Alijah Baker.

Students were able to learn different types of photography skills, they even were able to work with many different types of cameras.

Each kid recieved a disposable camera that they took home with them to capture moments in their life.

"Standing by something that they themselves created, seeing how much pride they took in it. and to see how much their self worth was expanding was so awe inspiring," said Kinchen.

The printed photos are now displayed in an exhibit in their classroom, the students gave adults in the community a tour showing off their work.

"One of the ways these kids are going to be able to give back to the very place that supports them is that they will play an active role in taking the photographs that they themselves took and create a design for a calendar," said Kinchen.

All money collected from that project will go to the friendship house in hopes to provide funding for more photography programs in the fall and winter.

The program also has a gofundme page set up for anyone who is interested in donation for the fall and winter program.

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