The exhibition is titles ‘Own view’, same as the photo studio where the kids learn to take pictures.
An exhibition showcasing photos made by teenagers from orphanages and adopted families has opened in the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg. Looking through the camera lens, they study the world and themselves. Saint-Petersburg TV Channel reporter Anna Bezkrovnaya visited the exhibition.
These pictures are made by non-professional photographers, their authors are kids from orphanages and adopted families. You could call this art therapy.
Young photographers made city and country landscapes, portraits of each other, and a lot of still lives.
Yegor Zinn, exhibition participant, says: ‘I like making photos because it helps you discover yourself, your soul, your personal qualities.’
Some of the photo studio students want to become professional photographers, for some making pictures is a hobby.
Vera Ivanova, Own View project organizer, explains: ‘This is the way we help them see the world, we show them that the world has many dimensions to it and there is more than one way to live in it. We help them see that the world is beautiful.’
‘It is not just mastership, it is lifestyle that they are learning. And it is great. Look at the pictures, they are so different though the topics may be similar,’ Svetlana Agapitova, St. Petersburg Child Ombudsman, says.
60 pictures are showcased, this is the first time the studio has been holding such a large-scale exhibition.
Photo and video: St. Petersburg TV channel