Proyecto Luz seeking Volunteers to Teach Photography in Mexico

Locations:
– Undisclosed community in Mixe region of Oaxaca, Mexico.
– Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico, Mexico.
– Ejido Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

Housing and stipend provided.

Requirements:

– Fluency in Spanish REQUIRED. Individuals with little Spanish-language fluency may participate in operations.

– Cultural sensitivity/respect and willingness to adhere to community practices/suggestions REQUIRED.

– Previous experience working with youth strongly preferred.

– Previous experience teaching photography/journalism preferred.

– Knowledge of and experience with Mexican culture preferred.

If interested, please send questions and the following materials to jasmin.mara@gmail.com by May 1, 2009.

– Letter of interest detailing previous experience working with youth and/or teaching photography.
– Link to your website, portfolio & bio.

Mission Statement:
Project Luz seeks to inspire and empower youth living in communities throughout Mexico. With the help of dedicated volunteers, we provide youth with photography resources (professional mentors, instruction and equipment) necessary to encourage positive social change within themselves and their community. We understand photojournalism as a powerful tool for community self-reflection and empowerment.

Media:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjQnbWBR7DA
http://insidemex.com/downloads/issues/imx22-issue.pdf (Pg. 7)
http://proyectoluz.blogspot.com/

Contact:
Jasmin Lopez
Founder/coordinator
jasmin.mara@gmail.com
Skype:Jasmin_Mara
Oaxaca, Mexico: (951) 195 7880

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