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The youth photo training group Project Einstein got its start with group of young people living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh. One of the participants came up with the name because "Einstein was a refugee but could still do great things."

Here's a collection of images taken by Q´eqchi´ Maya kids and teens in a rural part of Guatemala known as Zona Reyne, where the project is currently working in partnership with this state development group.

Read more about Project Einstein in Guatemala.

(thanks, Renata Avila!)

3 Responses to “Project Einstein: rural kids in Guatemala photograph their lives”

  1. tubacat says:

    Thank you for the lovely pictures of and by Guatemala young people…makes me want to get back to Central America

  2. Anonymous says:

    another great project which has been running for over 15 years in Guatemala is fotokids.
    basically started in the dump area of Guatemala City and been growing city. with some of the first students having gone to university and now teachers at the project themselves.

  3. ian says:

    If you’re interested in seeing more work like this, check out:

    http://www.pozosartproject.com

    A similar premise, but in the little town of Mineral de Pozos in Mexico—some incredible work has been produced by the community, and the catalogues are freely available for download.

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