ANZAC DAY is commemorated every year the world over by Australians and New Zealanders. Here is another project* for the children of the two nations to share in making the memories last longer. Hopefully this will create further bonds of friendship for the future by FOCUS FORCE for Kids With Cameras.

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      LEST WE FORGET            

SUPER SHOT of Melbourne’s Shrine Of Rememberance taken by Benjamin Daniels on the 11-11-2011.

With only two years to the centenary of the Gallipoli landing, and the sacrifice of so many young lives by the combined forces of Australia and New Zealand. Now is time for FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras to play their part. Imagine photographs taken by Kids With Cameras from all parts of Australia and New Zealand that will record the rising and setting of the sun on April 25, and all that happens in between in 2015. Images that will commemorate the many thousands of people who will take part in reflecting on the tragic circumstances that saw so many young lives cut short .. so many millions of others throughout the world so that otherswould live in peace and harmony for generations to come.

War is not to be celebrated or given false respect, it is a sad and destroying machine that not only wrecks buildings, but more importantly; lives and families and friends. Hopefully, some of the outcomes build a better society and future of those left behind in it’s aftermath. ANZAC day commemorates all of those, not only those in the trenches and frontlines. But those who in all the other fields from communication to medics, doctors and nurses.

Also spend a moment to think of those who record the stories with pens and cameras. So many heroes in their own tasks. They all served a purpose, and they are all remembered on this day. 

This project will create a legacy to those left behind to live in a peace loving environment for all of us.      

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PART OF THE FOCUS FORCE to be part of this history making project. REGISTER NOW and be part of a foto workshop to prepare you for the event.  

* FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras is hoping that the project will be officially recognised.        


About focusfor

The FOCUS FORCE photographic workshop program for Kids With Cameras is based in Melbourne, Australia. The projects have gone beyond the Victorian borders, into New South Wales, and Tasmania.Through others including a backpacker it has been provided to children in Thailand, and a teacher in Portugal has inspired children there as well. Apart, from the fun of learning about the camera and developing the skill of taking better photos; the best of which are raised to the status of SUPER SHOTS,the works have been mounted as collections under the banner of the FOCUS FORCE FRIENDSHIP EXHIBITIONS, and sent as gifts of friendship and goodwill to the United States, Italy, Japan, China - others are still being worked on. The program enrciches the children's knowledge, and as a side benefit makes them more aware of their own surroundings,and all that is to value where they live. Then comes the delight of being achievers, and having their self esteem boosted by their successes.The term "kids with cameras" was first used by the program's forerunner; CLICKER - the "club for kids with cameras", and dates back to the mid 1980's. The name change came about as wanting to be more appropriate to the older student group that the program now works with.

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