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Monday, May 13, 2013

If You Give a Kid a Camera--They May Surprise You!

The following pictures are from a photo journal as seen through the eyes of an 8 year-old in Detroit for the first time. My granddaughter, Kyah, was joining my daughter Jen and her baby Mae and me on a trip to the Eastern Market and Belle Isle'Aquarium for Mother's Day. 

It was the first time that Kyah had ever taken a real camera with a zoom on a trip to record whatever caught her eye and attention.
Detroit's Eastern Market--what a fabulous place to photo journal with all of its sights, sounds and smells--was the first stop before the aquarium. (Unfortunately, the camera battery died by the time we got to the aquarium).When we got home to look at her photos I was astounded at Kyah's insight and subject choices.

Her subjects spoke of love and compassion while others held great humor--all of the stories told with composition and focus. Here are subjects that to an 8 year-old that are important and beautiful and things we walk past daily.

If you give a kid a camera, they may drop it. (She didn't, but I dropped my brand new Polaroid) But if you give a kid a camera, it keeps them engaged and gives them a tool to observe the world. Enjoy!