Group photo after the Clarke Quay photo walk
We had an enjoyable and fruitful photo walk at Clarke Quay! Thanks to the volunteer trainers Benjamin, Hermie, Joseph, and Tony who led the walk, we were able to capture the vibrant colors and lively atmosphere of this iconic Singapore landmark. But what made this experience truly special was the chance to work alongside our migrant friends, who brought a fresh perspective and unique insights to our photography journey.
Photo walks are a great way to explore new areas and learn new photography techniques, but they also offer many other benefits. By working alongside our migrant friends, we were able to gain a deeper understanding of their experiences and perspectives, and build new connections and friendships that transcended language and cultural barriers.
For migrant workers, hands-on learning can be an especially effective way to learn new skills and gain confidence. Many of our migrant friends had little experience with photography before the photo walk, but they quickly picked up the basics and started experimenting with different techniques and perspectives. By providing them with a safe and supportive environment to learn and grow, we were able to help them develop new skills and express themselves creatively.
Through photography, our migrant friends were able to share their own stories and experiences, and showcase the beauty and diversity of Singapore in their own unique way. By empowering them to become active participants in their own learning and growth, we were able to foster a sense of ownership and agency that can be transformative in their personal and professional lives.
Our photo walk in Clarke Quay was more than just a chance to take some great photos - it was a reminder of the power of community, creativity, and hands-on learning. By working alongside our migrant friends, we were able to gain new insights and perspectives, build new connections and friendships, and create a safe and supportive environment for learning and growth. We hope to continue organizing events like this in the future, and we invite anyone who is interested in contributing their time and knowledge to get in touch with us. Let's discover the beauty of Singapore together!