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Kids With Cameras, Revisited
Jamais Cascio, 12 Aug 05

Cameron Sinclair first wrote about the powerful documentary Born Into Brothels last year, the work of his friend Zana Briski. The documentary covers Briski's "Kids With Cameras" project, which gave cameras and taught photography to a group of children growing up in the red-light district of Calcutta, India; Born Into Brothels went on to win an Academy Award for best documentary, and the Kids With Cameras project has since opened up operations in Haiti, Jerusalem and Cairo. Now many of the photographs taken by the Kids With Cameras in Calcutta are on display at the School of the International Center of Photography in New York City. The exhibition only runs through Sunday, so if you're in the area, you'll need to take advantage of this opportunity now.

The exhibition is timed to coincide with the release of Born Into Brothels on cable movie channel Cinemax. The version shown on Cinemax includes an addendum segment, shot three years later, detailing Briski's reunion with many of the Calcutta children, who now attend boarding schools thanks to her work.

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