Every picture tells a story

Photographs taken by African children form part of the Unicef and Sony Europe celebration of Day of the African Child

Assetou Diarra with her grandson in Mali [UNICEF Mali/2011/Rokiatou Guindo]
Assetou Diarra with her grandson in Mali [UNICEF Mali/2011/Rokiatou Guindo]

Unicef and Sony Europe have unveiled photos taken by African children as part of global celebrations for today's International Day of the African Child.

The two organisations' EYE SEE annual workshop gave vulnerable African children the opportunity to learn about photography and tell their stories through images. The workshop was held in April in Bamako, the capital of Mali.

The resulting photographs capture life in the city as seen through the eyes of a group of 20 boys and girls aged between 10 and 18. They explore a range of themes, from friendship and family to the realities of extreme poverty and child labour.

Sony provided the children with digital cameras and laptops, and they were tutored by the Unicef photographer Giacomo Pirozzi.

A series of exhibitions around the world, featuring all of the EYE SEE images, begins today in Mali.

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