Foto Friendship 2017 is currently underway connecting new foto friends in Timor-Leste and Australia.


Hello from Cabramatta High School June 2015

In June 2015 Australian school students at Cabramatta High school were introduced to new friends in Hato-Builico, Timor-Leste and are creating their own foto stories to send back. Josephine writes about what Foto Friendship means to her: “Foto Friendship? What is it? To me, Foto Friendship means making friends with kids in East Timor and telling them about our lives through photos.”


Head On Photography Festival April 2015

In April 2015 Foto Friendship held its first exhibition as part of the Head On Photo Festival in Sydney. The exhibition held at the ACA in the Italian Forum in Leichhardt featured a glimpse of the students that took part in the project from Timor-Leste’s capital Dili and the remote mountainous sub-district of Hato-Builico. For many of these students it was the first time they had ever used a camera.


Foto Friendship goes to Hato-Builico March 2015

In March 2015 we embarked on an ambitious project to take Foto Friendship to the remote mountainous sub-district of Hato-Builico, Timor-Leste. Here Timorese film-makers Bety Reis and Gaspar Sarmento (Beatriz’s War) worked with Foto Friendship founders Tammy Burnstock and Wendy Chandler to teach students how to use cameras for the very first time.


Birth of Foto Friendship 2014

In June 2014 the first Foto Friendship project began in Dili Timor-Leste. The co-founders from Australia Tammy Burnstock and Wendy Chandler worked with high school students Evangelina Soares Gama and Anastácio Maderia de Araújo who both participated and helped co-facilitate the project at their school, Eskola Katólika Sagrado Coração De Jesus.

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