This is Neighbourhood 29 was a photographic project created by young people aged 7 to 17 living in the Fushe Kosove area of Pristina. The children were Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian, the poorest community in the poorest country in Europe. It was supported by the volunteers of Kosovan NGO The Ideas Partnership as a part of their Summer Programme July-Aug 2011.
The overall aim of the photography project was simple: each participant was given a camera, some basic training on how to use it and then the freedom to explore, experiment and express their creativity by taking photos to represent their neighbourhood. The project provided a exciting and memorable experience for the young people as most of them had never used a camera before. It also gave them a chance to showcase the community from their unique perspective, to the rest of the world.
This site is dedicated to exhibiting the best photographs taken by the children.