8/29/2009

Students' Photographs- "Tiny Toones Freeze"

With the past month flying by the photography program will be wrapping up with its last class this upcoming Monday. I'm so proud of all the students and their work! Out of the three classes that I've taught daily here over 50 students have eagerly participated. With the budget I had fundraised I selected and printed 27 photographs, each representing a student and their unique capture, and installed them at the Meta House, Cambodia's first art and communication center in Phnom Penh. Friday night they hosted our opening reception, giving us their largest gallery to exhibit the student's work. From what I observed, around 100 guests dropped by to see the student photographers' work, Tiny Toone's peformance, and to watch the documentary featuring the beginning of Tiny Toones. If you weren't able to make it out they are displaying the photographs until September 3rd.

I'd like to share with you the photographs that I featured at the Meta House. Every photo has it's own story, along with the student who took it; unique in every way. I've marked down the ones that SOLD during the opening reception. I'm not sure, yet, which ones sold yesterday.

It's incredible what can be achieved in a short program. I know I'm very fortunate to have witnessed their growth and confidence gained in their newfound craft. In the next post or so I'll be sharing a special video that features interviews with my students and other photos. Scroll through and let me know which ones are your favorite, and I'll let those students know that you enjoyed them :)

TinyToones

Kun
"Magic Ball" by Kun, 14-years-old

Mara
"My Brother Eat Ice Cream In The House" by Mara, 13-years-old

sovanrotha
"I Wish I Had A Moto" by Kem, 17-years-old SOLD

srey_neng
"Market" by Srey Neang, 18-years-old

Nhem
"My Love" by Nhem, 23-years-old

pheakira
"My Small Market" by Pheakira, 14-years-old

jon_chan_ny
"My Resort" by John Chan Ny, 15-years-old

chong_huay
"Pretty Girl" by Chheng Huay, 15-years-old

voleak
"This Is My Friend's Bicycle" by Voleak, 21-years-old

yen_sothy
"Fashionable" by Yen Sothy, 16-years-old

van_chan_ny
"My Lotus in Cambodia" by Van Chan Ny, 16-years-old SOLD

van_malis
"Boy Standing Close To Bicycle" by Van Malis, 12-years-old

vandi
"Self-Portrait" by Vandi, 11-years-old

tong_samponh
"Mara" by Tong Samponh, 17-years-old

Van_Kuthea
"Simple Is Best" by Kunthea, 19-years-old

sorakmony
"I Like Writing" by Sorakmony, 24-years-old SOLD

theara
"I Want To Be A Good Dancer" by Theara, 18-years-old SOLD

sok_pov
"Strong Man Throw Basketball" by Sok Pov, 15-years-old

sophant
"It's Hot Today" by Sophant, 14-years-old

sokha
"For Sale" by Sokha, 16-years-old

puntiya
"My Brother B-Boy" by Puthya, 14-years-old

Sovanna
"We Are Proud To Be Born Khmer" by Sovanna, 14-years-old

marany
"Waiting For Ball" by Marany, 12-years-old

Chankanika
"Jamie, A Dog At Tiny Toones" by Chan Kanika, 17-years-old

chan_sokunthea
"English For Children" by Sokunthea, 19-years-old

Chan_Dane
"Happy City" by Chan Dane, 15-years-old

bunt_sombo
"Beautiful Smile" by Bunt Sombo, 14-years-old

6 comments:

feleciacruz said...

I like them ALL the BEST...Great work Jen!

Peter Garr said...

I love them all!

Kimiya said...

I'm a sucker for shoes, so i have to favor the "my love" shot by the 23 yr old! great perspective!... long path traveled down those jeans to the beloved and necessary accessory of the feet! I also cherish the "self portrait" in the rear-view mirror. Looks like your students learn well from your heart and your soul Jen May as that one looked like a shot you would've thought to grab...Like the one of the bus driver in his mirror.

sophan said...

hey, you should have a buy now button.
would love to see the price list!

Cristina said...

Amazing, great shots! Congratulations to all your students.- Cristina Burgos

Jen May said...

thanks everyone for all the comments! i'm creating a gallery online so you'll be able to purchase the prints where the money will go straight to the kids and tiny toones!