Foto Friendship 2017 wrapped for the year connecting new foto friends in Timor-Leste and Australia.

In July 2017 our Australian and Timorese facilitators worked together with new foto friends at Eskola Cristal in Timor-Leste’s capital Dili. Eskola Cristal is home to a diverse range of students from all over Timor-Leste. Sixteen talented students took part in a series of workshops run over two weeks. You can see some of their work in our galleries page in Solo Galleries 5 to 8 and in Gallery | group 6.


In Australia we were delighted to welcome back Cabramatta High School for a third time. Under the guidence of their amazing teacher Sandra Van Dyk, 47 students created their own series of unique "foto stories". In January 2018 the stories were delivered to students at Eskola Cristal. Sandra's dedication and impressive contribution to the project produced wonderful stories and culminated in an exhibition at the school in December 2017. Thank you Sandra from the Foto Friendship team.

You can see some of their work in Gallery | group 7.


Past News Stories


Foto Friendship November 2016

In 2016 we were happy to welcome students from Cabramatta High School in Sydney to participate in Foto Friendship for a second time. This time round students were linked with foto friends at Eskola Secundária Katólika Santa Madalena de Canossa in Dili.


Dili Exhibition January 2016

On January 25, 2016 a major Foto Friendship exhibition opened at the Xanana Gusmão Cultural Centre in Dili, Timor-Leste. The exhibition featured the work of students from two Australian schools Cabramatta High School in Sydney and Winmalee High School in the Blue Mountains and Eskola Secundária Katólika Nain Feto Ramelau, in Hato-Builico, Timor-Leste.


Peace Day Cabramatta High School November 2015

On November 13th Foto Friendship was proud to be part of Cabramatta High School’s Peace Day. This annual celebration of multiculturalism attended by students from 15 schools, brought together 60 cultures in a demonstration of culture, harmony and creativity.


Hello from Winmalee High School June 2015

In June 2015 students at Winmalee High School began creating their own ‘foto stories’ in response to the stories from students at Eskola Secundária Katólika Nain Feto Ramelau, in Hato-Builico, Timor-Leste. Here students from Winmalee share thoughts on what the project means to them.

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