These photographs were shot in November 2008 at the Mutaro School which is in the Laikipia district of Kenya.
The classrooms were falling apart, the toilet was a major problem especially for the girls and the kitchen was also hardly equipped; some of the kids walk for hours everyday to go to school and back home and most days they had no access to food and clean water.
Education is one of the most effective ways to improve people’s lives and it should be a right granted to all human beings (together with access to clean water, food and medical assistance!)
As found in the Oxford dictionary ed·u·ca·tion: an instructive or enlightening experience.
I was commissioned to take these photographs by The Rainbow Collections Children Foundation in order to raise funds to rebuild the school;
The project has been a success: the new Mutaro School was completed in 2012 and that proves that few individuals and some photos have the power to make a difference in people’s lives.
I have been taking photographs for around 15 years shooting a variety of private commissions as portraits, reportage, performances, and more recently started to shoot underwater, as I am passionate about diving and marine conservation.
As well as shooting my own photos I have worked in photo libraries collaborated with some NGOs and taught the basic of photography to vulnerable adults for a charity called Crisis, in London, for nearly 3 years.
I am currently studying the last term of an MA in photojournalism and documentary photography at the London College of Communications in London Uk where I have been living for the past 18 years being originally from Italy.
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