In the fall of 2009, I spent two months on the Congo-Rwanda border. I taught at the Trinity Primary School in Bigogwe, a mountain village severely affected by the 1994 genocide and the devastating 2007 floods.
With the support of Listen to my Pictures, a non-profit organization giving a voice to underrepresented children through photography, I led a project there with eight Primary Six students.
To watch my students' transformations from shy, hesitant children into eager, confident photographers was unbelievable. Their thoughtful captions and stunning photographs, produced after a mere three weeks of instruction, are truly inspiring.
My hope is that this book may allow us break the boundaries of personal experience and step into eight lives that are far different from our own.