Photo Book Project for Junior High School Students
The Junior High School Student Photo Book Project is an activity conducted by Nikon which provides junior high school students in disaster stricken areas with an opportunity to experience photography. It is hoped that through the creative activity of conveying thoughts via photography, each student will be able to share what they are feeling with their friends, family, and the people of the community and in turn demonstrate their strength.
In the year ended March 31, 2018, the 6th year of the project, 1,291 junior high school students affiliated with 25 schools and 1 board of education in Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima participated.
Photo Book Donation
In the year ended March 31, 2018, Nikon printed and donated approximately 1,600 photo books edited and created at junior high schools. To date, a total of some 17,000 photo books have been donated.
Classes on Camera Use
Nikon has held classes teaching how to use cameras donated by Nikon to schools to help support the creation of photo books. Nikon retirees and current employees have served as the instructors and to date classes have been held at some 130 schools. Furthermore, classes on how to get the best from your camera were held by employees and photography classes were held by professional photographers in the year ended March 31, 2018.
Aiding Student Exhibitions at School Festivals and other Venues
Nikon has also supported the exhibition of student work at school festivals and other venues which serve as spaces from them to convey their ideas to their friends, family, and the people of the local community. Nikon has enlarged and printed out students' works at interested schools free of charge.
Photo Book Project Exhibitions
In order to convey the ideas of the students who have participated in the project to as many people as possible, Nikon has held photo book exhibitions across Japan.