Aylin Aron (Ahmet)

Personal - Project 300

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As a self-taught ammateur photographer, my travels led me to a small village in Nepal called Nargarkot. I spent weeks with local families exploring contrasts in life by capturing people, culture, movement and emotion in a developing country.

Upon arrival to Melbourne, I decided to exhibit my photographs to raise money for the local village I grew so fondly of.

Project 300

Close your eyes and imagine what it would be like to grow up in world where nothing is taken for granted. A world where the simple price of a coffee can amount to the difference between comfort and struggle. Where basic things like books, pens and a good education are a privilege not afforded to everyone. Cast your mind back to your childhood and replace your suburban surroundings with the Nepalese countryside. Where planned streets and roads are replaced by scarcely scattered buildings and rolling hills, with opportunities for schooling few and far between. Where security gives way to uncertainty, and life as you know it is nothing like you’ve known it. This is the essence of Project 300.

Results

A week long exhibition saw over 500 people. 5k was raised through donations and the purchase of my photographs. All proceeds went to the school extension and outdoor playround installation at Chuna Devi Primary School in Nargarkot.

Some of the photographs exhibited.

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