Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Museum of Art

Art Illuminating the Spirit

Push Pin Gallery

This is Home: Youth Document Life in a Nairobi Slum

February 3 – June 3, 2012

This Is Home: Youth Document Life in a Nairobi Slum is an exhibition of photographs taken by children who live in the Mathare Slums, one of the largest informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya. Ten students, ages 12 -15 years, were given disposable cameras to take photos. They had never held a camera before and were taking photographs for the first time. This exhibit contains a representative selection of their photos documenting life in the Mathare slums. These students capture simple scenes from everyday life as well as the remarkable character and resilience of the people.


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