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WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

UK & IRELAND
Between Pictures Project is an ART HUB founded by visual storyteller and documentary photographer Mariusz Smiejek and is located in Belfast.
We are teaching workshops since 2012 and our tutor has a lot of experience in education with beginners, intermediate and advanced camera use
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Our 1G1 Studio in Belfast is available to hire for any kind of artist working on small or large project.
Additionally we are offer our space for art exhibitions and live music performances.

GHANA
Established in the UK in 2019, BPP aims to support underprivileged children and families in Accra and villages across Ghana. From 2019 to 2022, we provided assistance to numerous underprivileged children at The Street Academy in Accra and the PACODEP shelter for children rescued from child slavery at Lake Volta. Our support included essential school supplies and daily meals.
 

Ghana Through Children's Eyes
Believing in the power of visual storytelling, we conducted photography workshops for Ghanaian children from disadvantaged backgrounds, including orphanages and shelters run by local NGOs. These children were rescued from human traffickers and liberated from child slavery in the Volta Lake Region, which is home to thousands of abused and exploited child slaves. By teaching these children visual storytelling, we provided them with a platform to voice their experiences, be heard, and empower them to instigate positive change in their lives.



It was non-profit initiative, and didn't receive any government or non government grants. For every pound donated, 90 pence goes into our programmes, and 10 pence goes to the administrative costs of running Ghana Through Children's Eyes and compliant non-profit project.

OUR MISSION AND VISION

Between 2019 - 2022 our Mission was to support vulnerable children, let them grow and learn. We do that by sending them to schools, so they can learn how to write and read.

Since 2019 during photography workshops we teach them how to use the power of visual voice, so their stories can be SEEN and HEARD.


“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
- Nelson Mandela


Thanks to the help and support of many individuals between 2019 and 2022, we were able to change the futures of numerous underprivileged families and children. We firmly believe that by sending more children to school, we increase their chances of securing decent employment as adults, and we are delighted to say that our goals have been achieved! Our initiative aims to raise awareness among people about critical issues such as child labor, slavery, sexual abuse, abandonment, poverty, and lack of education.

Meet The Team

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MARIUSZ SMIEJEK

Founder - Project Manager - Volunteer

Documentary photographer, researcher, lecturer, media and social media administrator and workshop tutor.
Belfast, UK/North of Ireland.

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RÉGINA MONFORT

Exhibition Curator and Photo Editor
- Volunteer

Independent photography and visual book editor.
Brittany, France.

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GOSIA GOŁYGOWSKA

Team Member - Volunteer

Volounteer
Belfast, UK/North of Ireland.

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ATAA LARTEY

Former Team Member

Founder and Director at The Street Academy
Accra, Ghana.

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MELANI MENNELLA

Project Coordinator - Volunteer

Human Rights Research Fellow at The Legal Resources Centre in Ghana, Former Associate Director at The Street Academy in Accra.
Accra, Ghana.

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EWELINA RUMINSKA

Team Member - Volunteer

Events and media coordinator.
London, United Kingdom.

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JULIA PAWLIKOWSKA

Former Team Member - Volunteer

Visual media editor.
Belfast, UK/North of Ireland.

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ORLA WALLACE

Former Team Member - Volunteer

Events coordinator
Belfast, UK/North of Ireland.

Interview with Ataa Lartey from The Street Academy

Who We Work With

Between 2019 and 2022, we collaborated with several primary schools in Accra and shelters in the Volta Region of Ghana.

In the future, we aim to expand our reach and support more schools and shelters, and we hope you can contribute to making this happen..

For future similar projects, we are seeking support from various sources, including:
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Private sponsors, philanthropists, and businesses,
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Print shops for exhibition and photo book printing,
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Camera manufacturers for equipment support,
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Galleries, cafes, cultural and community centers, NGOs, and schools for exhibition space and lectures.

If you are interested in supporting and joining us, please contact us

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Media Support and Publications

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Project sponsors

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