Kate Gazaway, founder of Picture Change, volunteered with Freedom Firm in Ooty for 4 months in 2012. A couple of hours after the workday, Kate took the girls out, four days a week, to take pictures using digital cameras and give them lessons in photography. 4 months and 6000 pictures later, Kate picked up the best 60 and had a gallery showing at a local Café. Over 300 people in the community attended. Each wall of the gallery was devoted to one girl and her pictures. Each girl stood by her pictures as people would
come talk to the girls, congratulating them and asking questions about the
The event was a celebration of the creativity in each of these girls and their
ability to triumph over the past, a wonderful way to acknowledge their journey. The show was suitably titled ‘Beyond the Darkness’.