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Since 2000, ph15 has accomplished the mission of using art visual programs to connect underserved youth with the rest of society. Today, ph15 attends more than 60 young men and children aged 10 to 20 who live in Villa 15, Villa 20 and Barrio San Isidro in Buenos Aires, Argentina. These three communities are dominated by violence, crime and drug abuse and for these reasons they are stigmatized and discriminated by the Argentinean society. Even the basic public services keep distance from these neighborhoods with the result of the absence of the basic services like drinkable water or trash recollection. Once a week, the teachers and volunteers of ph15 staff travel to the neighborhoods to dictate photo classes for the young inhabitants. Since 2007, ph15 offers a 4 year study plan which help the students to learn how to use visual arts as a tool to communicate their stories, perceptions and emotions; to progress in technical photo skills (including camera techniques and dark room experience), digital photography, image editing and software, to develop capacities related to self esteem, team work and they learn how to critic and accept critiques to their work and their mates. The also acquire training to increase their chances to find or generate a work position as long as they are trained to become teachers of new ph15 students.
During 2007 and 2008, the kids photographs were exhibited nationally and abroad at Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires; Carlitos Café, Nueva York; Fotosur 07, Venezuela; Museo de la Memoria, Rosario, Prov. de Santa Fe; Universidad de Las Vegas, Nevada, etc.