"They learned the importance of photography, not just as an art but as a tool to self-expression," Khazem said. "They have also gained self-confidence as the gallery provides a space for them to be acknowledged by the audience for their artistic talent."
That's evident from what some of the children said after finishing the program. "I learned that saying what I think or feel is a good thing -- not bad thing," one child wrote in an e-mail. "I also learned that I can tell a story with one picture. I cannot write very well, but I can now take photos and tell stories."
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