A Camera for Kids

via the TED Blog:

“…to be used as a therapeutic instrument for underprivileged children, e.g. children living in (former) warzones. Children can take photographs and self-portraits in order to rediscover their environment and identity, and share their point of view with others.”

With its open-steering-wheel design (you click the shutter by squeezing the sides), Scope invites a new perspective on picture-taking, removing the distance between the photographer and her subject. As Groenendaal writes,

“I wanted to emphasize the importance of looking and framing. In my design there is no screen … It places the photographer in the spotlight: while looking through the camera, the world looks at you. You cannot hide behind the camera.”


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