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A PHOTO exhibition aimed at giving exposure to the talent of youths in Soweto and Tanzania is on at the Kliptown Youth Centre.
Titled Shooting Horizons, the exhibition displays photos of young photographers in their own environment.
Local photographer Andrew Tshabangu and Tanzanian Shose Kessi are the exhibition curators.
The photos were taken by youngsters from Kliptown and Tanzania, who are keen to express their creativity through photography. They are aged between 14 and 18.
The exhibition features incredible photos of water shortages in Kliptown, life in a shack, poverty and teenage pregnancy.
Faraji Patrick, who photographed a young pregnant woman, said: "I hate seeing young, pregnant women abandoned and left to suffer."
Emmanuel Samson, who took a striking photo of a street kid, said: "I want to help kids who live on the streets by showing their pain and suffering."
Kessi said they encouraged the youth to think about things that they want to change in their communities.
"We did not give them a theme, but encouraged them to look at things they don't like. We decided to include Tanzanian youths because youth all over the world have common challenges."
The exhibition, which ends in October, was work-shopped for three months, Tshabangu said.
"The aim of the workshops was not to turn the youth into future photographers, but to allow the youngsters to express themselves," Tshabangu said.