1. Camera recycling: our participants are equipped with second-hand digital cameras that we collect from individuals and corporates.
2. Photography and video workshops: Each workshop is run by a professional photographer or videographer, and follows a thoroughly developed curriculum adapted to the specific context of each training. The sessions cover basic camera techniques, emotional expression and storytelling.
3. Sales: Photographs taken by our participants are sold via our gallery and corporate sales partners. 50% of revenue goes back to the participants; 50% goes back to Lensational.
4. Continuous training: Following the basic training participants can choose to receive mentoring and on-going training from professional photographers represented by Getty Images and Magnum Foundation via Lensational.
To scale the training further, we have developed a vocational wedding photography module and are in the process of developing a mobile photography module.
Our students’ work have been exhibited at galleries including the London Rich Mix Cultural Centre, Espaccio Gallery and Art Represent, and at art fairs, such as the Affordable Art Fair, and the Chennai Photo Biennale.
50% of the revenue from each photograph goes directly back to the photographer and the other 50% is reinvested in our programmes. Visit our online photography platform!
Our women’s stories have been shared with over 14,000 followers on social media, and in global outlets including the Guardian, BBC News, ABC News, and TEDx, and at events, including the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.