Location: Mexico City
Dates: October 2019 or March 2020
Project Length: 10-12 days
Project ID: 1977
Producer: Michelle Scott
ABOUT THE PARTNER PROJECT
This NGO has over 12 years of experience in the development of urban agriculture projects. Their objective is to use urban agriculture as an educational, productive and therapeutic tool to transform the relationship of the local urban community with their food and environment. They have transformed under-used urban spaces into lush, edible oases. Their engagement with the local community has enhanced the quality of urban life for those individuals and communities that have participated.
They have 5 permanent installations in Mexico City, some of which host learning activities for school children, tourists, and anyone else who wants to learn more about urban farming. Their gardens contain forest of edible plants, bio-intensive culture beds and examples of innovative ecologically friendly techniques. Spaces have been built with recycled materials and waste, further highlighting the environmental benefits to the community. They also create temporary exhibits where they transform unusual spaces (for example, old cars) into urban gardens to demonstrate that virtually anything can be converted into a community space where food can be cultivated.
The focus will be on documenting this NGO’s work in the Project sites in Mexico City. Specifically it will involve capturing footage of the many daily activities that include workshops, school visits, market days, visitor groups and volunteers.
Experience in photo-documentary or photojournalism
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
Adaptable to new and different situations, flexible and patient
Storytelling - Must submit a minimum of one (1) article 800-1000 words upon completion of the project, to complement the images/footage of this assignment.
Some knowledge of Spanish
$ 2,836 USD
Note: As per the NGO, you should expect approximately $300 out of pocket expenses based on your food and recreational preferences.
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