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Kabul Korrespondence

Fresh, factual, and funky view of Afghanistan and the surrounding Central Asian region

First day at school

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Aina Media Centre is proud to announce that today we commenced our latest training course in photojournalism. The course being run by Australian Travis Beard, will last for 8 weeks and will cover everything from camera operation and Photoshop techniques to editing images and codes of ethics in today’s media industry. Travis has been developing this course for the last year and managed to collect 25kgs of photo-equipment, (worth $8000) to donate to the photo department of the Aina Media Centre. From the 70 applications received, 30 were short-listed and after their interviews, we chose 12 students.
The students were chosen on their experience in journalism and photography and more importantly, they were chosen if they showed enthusiasm for photojournalism and a longing to improve Afghanistan’s media industry.
The selection process also took into consideration diversity in ethnic backgrounds, students from a multitude of provinces and numerous journalism faculties. Once the class has finished, the students will present their work at an exhibition in Kabul.

Photographic trainer Travis Beard and AinaPhoto Chief Editor Dimitri Beck interview a young lady for one of the 12 positions in the December Aina Media Centre photojournalism course.

Travis teaches the students on their first day of classes.

Photojournalist Travis and his new 12 students on the first day of their photojournalism course.

For more information please contact Travis on the details below:

Travis Beard
Chief Editor of Aina Photo

+93 (0)797367856

Aina Media Centre,
Malik Asghar Crossraods,
Next to Ministry of Economy,
Kabul, Afghanistan


posted by Travis, 7:59 pm


Love your work trav. You are an inspiration and I love getting your updates. Hope you haven't been persuaded to remove the beard with the new hair cut! I'm well impressed with what you're doing and really glad to see that it is comeing together for you. We'll be thinking about you at christmas!
good luck mate.
peace and love. Byron
commented by Blogger byron, 2:40 am  

I watched your pictures they are wonderful
commented by Blogger Afghan LORD, 3:02 pm  
hey Trav
I have to tell u a true that I'm realy proud of you.I'm realy happy that i had my "five" minutes of my life... to spend with so amazing person like you are.take care,a lot of kisses and Happy New Year.love u:))
commented by Blogger marta, 1:15 am  
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