Canon Junior Photographers is a photography project that aims to raise kids environmental awareness and foster richer artistic sensitivity through the experience of taking photos of nature. Since their inception in 2004 as a Canon social outreach project, Junior Photographers classes have been held throughout Japan with over 20,000 participants to date.
Note that as this program is held in Japan, we can accept applications from Japan only.
Photographers and Canon employees give the participating kids easy lessons on how to use a camera and tips for taking good photos. The kids, even those who are using a digital camera for the first time, quickly learn how to operate the cameras.
Each participant is given a digital camera to take his or her own photo compositions while coming in touch with nature. The kids take their own unique compositions against the natural backdrops and features of the local region.
The kids finish their photo compositions by printing them and giving them a title. They review each other's photos and give short presentations about their discoveries and impressions during the photo field trip.
We offer A4 or equivalent sized prints of photos taken by Junior Photographers for participating schools or organizations that hold photo exhibitions. Exhibiting “nature around us” as seen by kids, either at a school exhibition or as a photo exhibition at a public hall, is a wonderful way of sharing kids' discoveries and impressions with people in the local community.