Last month Miniclick held it’s first talk abroad, in Sierra Leone. We’ve been working closely with the Tim Hetherington Trust and the Sierra Leone Photographer’s Union in order to build links between photographer in the UK and in SL and to provide photographers in Freetown with websites.
Sierra Leone has arguably the worst internet access in the whole continent of Africa and because of which many photographers out there haven’t got the facilities to setup their own websites. There is a growing feeling of frustration amongst journalists and photographers in SL that they haven’t got the connection to the rest of the world.
Thats where you come in!
We are currently looking for 30 photographers with a basic understanding of website making to set up and help teach 30 photographers in Sierra Leone. We’re not looking for people who can code and build something huge and grand; working with templates like SquareSpace, WordPress, Cargo, etc etc is enough. What we are hoping to do is to provide photographers in Freetown with a voice that can connect to the rest of the world.
The idea is that each photographer will be paired to another photographer in Sierra Leone so you will only be working on one website, with one photographer. Our hope is that the links forged during this initial process will grow and see further collaboration between the photographer in SL and the UK down the line.
Here are the requirements to get involved:
A basic knowledge of how to set up a website.
An understanding of how to present work online
The ability to explain the process so that the photographers are equipped with the knowledge to manage it themselves.
That’s basically it, we are hoping to start pairing people at the end of the month and will systematically showcase the work as it goes online during the following 2 months.
If you have any questions or want to put your name forward to the project please get in touch with Jack via firstname.lastname@example.org
This is another stage in our ongoing series of collaborations with the Sierra Leone Photographer’s Union. There’s more to come!