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MENTORSHIP

Welcome to Angela’s Conservation Photography Mentorship Program for Indigenous Girls, a transformative initiative dedicated to empowering underprivileged indigenous communities through the art of photography and conservation advocacy.

Our mentorship program is rooted in a deep commitment to fostering inclusivity, cultural preservation, and environmental stewardship. I recognize the unique challenges faced by indigenous girls in their communities, including limited access to resources and opportunities for self-expression. Through this program, I seek to address these disparities by providing tailored mentorship and support to aspiring photographers within these communities.

What We Offer:

  1. Personalized Mentorship: Each participant in our program receives personalized mentorship from Angela, a seasoned conservation photographer with a passion for social and environmental justice. Through one-on-one sessions, Angela provides guidance, feedback, and support tailored to the individual goals and aspirations of each mentee.
  2. Technical Training: Our mentorship program offers comprehensive technical training in photography, including camera operation, composition, lighting, and post-processing techniques. Participants learn how to effectively use photography as a tool for storytelling and advocacy.
  3. Cultural Sensitivity: Angela recognize the importance of cultural sensitivity and respect in photography, especially when working within indigenous communities. Our program includes modules on cultural awareness and sensitivity training to ensure that participants approach their photography with empathy, understanding, and respect for local traditions and customs.
  4. Community Engagement: Our program emphasizes the importance of community engagement and collaboration. Participants have the opportunity to connect with fellow photographers, conservationists, and community leaders, fostering a sense of belonging and collective action.
  5. Conservation Advocacy: Through their photography, participants in our mentorship program become advocates for conservation and environmental justice. They learn how to use their images to raise awareness, inspire action, and amplify the voices of indigenous communities on issues such as land rights, environmental degradation, and climate change.
  6. Long-term Support: Our commitment to participants extends beyond the duration of the mentorship program. We provide ongoing support, networking opportunities, and professional development resources to help participants continue to grow and thrive as photographers and advocates.

By participating in Angela’s Conservation Photography Mentorship Program, individuals from underprivileged indigenous communities have the opportunity to not only develop their skills as photographers but also to make a meaningful impact on their communities and the world at large. Together, we can harness the power of photography to create positive change and preserve the rich cultural and environmental heritage of indigenous peoples for future generations.

Prerequisites:

To be eligible for Angela’s Conservation Photography Mentorship Program for Indigenous Girls, applicants must meet the following prerequisites:

  1. Female Indigenous Identity: Applicants must be under 21 and belong to an underprivileged indigenous community and demonstrate a commitment to preserving their cultural heritage and advocating for their rights.
  2. Passion for Photography: Applicants should have a genuine passion for photography and a desire to use their images as a means of storytelling and advocacy.
  3. Basic Photography Skills: While no prior professional experience is required, applicants should have a basic understanding of photography principles and be familiar with operating a digital camera.
  4. Access to Equipment: Participants must have access to a digital camera (DSLR or mirrorless) and basic photography equipment. Limited equipment may be available for loan to participants who demonstrate financial need.
  5. Commitment to Learning: Participants should be committed to actively participating in the mentorship program, attending scheduled sessions, completing assignments, and engaging with feedback and guidance provided by the mentor.

By ensuring that applicants meet these prerequisites, we can maintain the integrity and effectiveness of the mentorship program and maximize the impact for participants and their communities. We encourage all eligible individuals who are passionate about photography and conservation to apply and join us in this transformative journey.

How to Apply:

To apply for Angela’s Conservation Photography Mentorship Program for Indigenous Girls, please follow these steps:

  1. Review Prerequisites: Before applying, ensure that you meet the prerequisites outlined below.
  2. Prepare Your Application: Prepare a portfolio of your photography work, a brief statement of interest explaining why you’re interested in participating in the program, and any relevant experience or background information.
  3. Submit Your Application: Send your application materials via email to angela@angelajfarmerphotography.com. Be sure to include “Mentorship Program for Indigenous Girls Application” in the subject line.
  4. Await Confirmation: Once your application has been received, you will receive a confirmation email acknowledging receipt of your application. Please allow up to 4 weeks for our team to review your application.
  5. Interview: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in an interview with Angela to discuss their goals, aspirations, and suitability for the program.
  6. Acceptance: Successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the program via email.

Welcome!

Join me as I explore I beautiful planet and all the endangered animals, habitats, and cultures it has to offer.

*All Photos taken of animals in their natural habitat undisturbed.