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The Porters of Kilimanjaro

Photographic Project

   

Cameras of Kilimanjaro is ON SALE NOW for £29.95!
104 pages of colour photographs taken by the porters who work on Mount Kilimanjaro.

The Project:

The Porters of Kilimanjaro Photographic Project has been distributing disposable cameras to the Kili porters to create a unique record of life on the mountain. The result of this project is Cameras of Kilimanjaro, a 104 page full colour hard back book of photographs taken by the porters who work on the mountain. The book also contains interviews with the porters, facts on porters working condiitions and information on the mountain itself. All profits from the sale of the book will be donated to the  Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project.

Porter Facts:

Anyone who has climbed Kili will know what an integral part of their trip the porters are. This project came about due to the porters obvious intrigue and enjoyment of photography when we climbed in 2008.

However did you know:

- porters can be extremely underpaid for the difficult work they do;
- many do not have adequate clothing for existing in such an extreme environment;
- tips paid by climbers are not always distributed to the porters;
- porters on the mountain often sleep in overcrowded tents and eat poor quality food.

Money raised through this project will be used to improve these working conditions and to do this we need to collect as many photographs as possible.

Even if you cannot help with our project please be aware of these issues on Kilimanjaro. For more information see the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project website.

Supported by:


The Porters of Kilimanjaro Photographic Project is a registered charity with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator OSCR#SC040948

 


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For more information contact: helen@porterphotoproject.com

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