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Sharing experiences from the Youth and Human Rights 2 exchange program in Valencia, Spain: Photography and Human Rights by Halo Bruno

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"With a camera you can capture priceless moments that can speak a thousand words."

"With a camera you can capture priceless moments that can speak a thousand words."

Taking photos is all about using one's individual expertise, creativity and composition skills to produce and preserve images that visually tell a story or record an event.

On the fourth day of our programme we had an activity in which each of us had to write a word relating to human rights and then exchange it with our pair. We then went to different areas to take pictures expressing the term or word we had been given. We were advised to take 5 photos, in which one had to be specifically related to our human rights word.

This was an amazing experience, as we had the opportunity to see the area in more insight, to explore and to give us skills such as bringing words into visuals together. It helped us understand that photos can mean so much. Quite often it does explain how we feel and what's inside us. Taking photos made me realise that words are not always efficient in terms of describing and expressing our feelings, with a camera you can capture priceless moments that can speak a thousand words.