Silver Lenses: The Children of Cerro Rico
During my time studying abroad in Bolivia with SIT, I investigated the lives of the children of miners in Potosi through both photography and a documentary. I volunteered at a center for mining children on Cerro Rico called La Plata and conducted photography classes for a small group of students. After teaching them photography basics I gave them 35mm cameras to use to take photos of people, places, and things that tell their story. Through these photos I gained an idea of what life is like for these children through their own eyes. In addition I created a documentary using the photographs taken by the children.