street children

“HANDS” wins & on exhibit in NYC

“HANDS” wins & on exhibit in NYC

“Hands” wins Honoroable mention at Professional Women Photographers’ CONTRAST International call for entries: Exhibition Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 – Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 Reception: June 21, 2011, 6:00 pmGallery: Soho Photo Gallery 15 White Street New York 10013 212-226-8571


Encore Magazine Art Feature

Encore Magazine Art Feature

As featured in Encore Magazine, May 17, 2010 Wilmington, NC, From the Streets of Africa: Lisa Albert brings photos and life lessons from Uganda by: Lauren Hodges, Encore Magazine, Wilmington Advocacy and Art: Street Kids Have a Voice 5/20, 7 p.m. • Projekte 523 South 3rd Street www.lisamariealbert.com Uganda, a landlocked area in eastern Africa, […]


Words from a Visual Messenger

Words from a Visual Messenger

Lewis Hines said “If I could explain this with words, then I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.” Worldwide photographers are documenting stories that beg to be shared.  An image doesn’t need a translator, which is one reason why it can be immediately powerful. If one photographer can proclaim such a powerful story through […]


art & advocacy :: street children have a voice :: U.S. gallery exhibit

art & advocacy :: street children have a voice :: U.S. gallery exhibit

This past Saturday was the opening for my very first U.S. photography exhibit. It was hosted at Monkey Bottom Collaborative (aka: MoBo) a new gallery space in Durham, NC.  Next month the exhibit will move to Projekte Gallery in Wilmington. Piepushers, Durham’s newest pizza truck, was parked out front. Amazingly yummy pizza. And we served […]


Dennis :: 14 yrs :: BIG dreams, but no school, scraps for money

Dennis :: 14 yrs :: BIG dreams, but no school, scraps for money

Two years after his father died, Denis lives with his mother. There are four other children in the family. The mother, who doesn’t work, cannot afford to pay his school fees. He says the food they eat is from his garden. Any extra things he wants money for he finds and sells scraps and jerry […]


Fenny :: 13 yrs :: miscarried pregnancy two weeks after the workshop

Fenny :: 13 yrs :: miscarried pregnancy two weeks after the workshop

Fenny’s story is very touching, as are all of the street children I have worked with. As you’ll read Fenny is 13 and was pregnant this year. She miscarried a couple of weeks after the photo storytelling workshop, while I was preparing this poster. I brought her milk and sugar the week she miscarried. What […]


Lydia :: 16 yrs :: Second Grade Education

Lydia :: 16 yrs :: Second Grade Education

Click on poster for larger version.  While she starts her tailoring business, Lydia is also taking tutoring lessons for two hours a day to learn reading, writing, and mathematics. More photos …


Story Exhibit :: This Weekend!

Story Exhibit :: This Weekend!

  I promised to post the stories of the children I was working with. I have been buried in their stories for over a month now. To give you an idea…. I have 76 GB of data from the 1 week workshop that I taught. This data includes photographs that I took, scans of their […]


Workshop Days 3-5 :: Prints, Narratives, & Guest Photographer

Workshop Days 3-5 :: Prints, Narratives, & Guest Photographer

It is Sunday now, and I have three days of the workshop to catch you up on. Well, technically there is Day 3 (distributing and discussing photos) and Day 4 ( Storyboard and Narrative Interviews), but on Saturday I serendipitously met some photographers working on a photo story for USAID about rehabilitation and recovery from […]


Workshop Day Two :: Storyboards

Workshop Day Two :: Storyboards

Today was another incredible day working with the kids. Four girls joined us today, all near ages of 16 or 17. I wanted more girls in the workshop anyway…so when I heard about them, I asked them to come. Since school is in session here, only kids that are not in school can participate because […]


Workshop Day One :: Camera and Storytelling Essentials

Workshop Day One :: Camera and Storytelling Essentials

Today I started a photo storytelling workshop for street kids, hosted at Child Restoration Outreach. There were 7 boys and 1 girl. Apparently more girls will be joining tomorrow. It was really a great time. The kids were amazingly attentive.  Harriette, the CRO educator, translated for me into the Luo language because only two of […]


Connecting with Street Kids :: Photo Storytelling Workshop

Connecting with Street Kids :: Photo Storytelling Workshop

After spending time at the garbage dump in the middle of town, I wanted to find a way to connect with the kids there. I wanted to find out what their stories are – and to help the kids tell their stories. I decided organize a storytelling workshop that incorporates photography, illustration, and words. I […]


King of the Fill :: rubbish as a child’s livelihood

King of the Fill :: rubbish as a child’s livelihood

These boys have no other way of life. They sleep on the main streets under shop verandas at night, and by day they collect trash, make something useful from it, and resell it to get money for food or whatever other things a homeless teenage boy spends his money on. My friend told me that […]