liso Labantu: Photo Project in South African Townships



liso Labantu is a group of photographers who live in the townships around Cape Town, South Africa. We are using point-and-shoot digital cameras to document our neighborhoods one by one. Every other month, we meet in a new neighborhood and shoot—all of us—for 48 hours, from sun up on Friday until late on Saturday night. We then edit, print, and laminate the work. On Sunday morning we hang the photographs on the streets for the community to see. We call these 'Flash Photo Weekends.' Collectively, we are documenting our lives, our families, our struggles and our accomplishments.The group is growing, as well as getting more professional. And, we are in need of more equipment. Here’s where you can help.Do you have: * old point and shoot or SLR digital cameras (3.2 Megapixels and up) * Battery chargers * Flash Cards or Memory Cards Or.... Maybe you have... * an old laptop? * hard drive * firewire cables and power chargers We are also building a library for the organization. If you have photography books that you would like to give a happy second life, please consider donating those. Send to Sue Johnson 169 Avenue A #13 NYC, NY 10009