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Joshua, 10 years old and one of the star pupils in Yangon, gets busy with his camera with a watching audience.

Have an old digital camera shoved in a drawer you no longer need? Do you have memory cards you don’t use or any kind of camera accessory? Donate any camera products to Visited Planet and get them into the hands of an Asian child that will enjoy them.

Visited Planet runs a program called Cameras for Asia that has taken about 40-60 cameras into Asia each year since 2009, teaching about 100-200 people photographic skills on each trip.

To be part of this ongoing project, Cameras for Asia regularly needs the following items:
– any working digital camera
– old go pros or underwater cameras
–  any camera memory card
– AA batteries or any camera battery
– camera bags, cords and chargers welcome (even if not attached to a camera)
– any other accessory
– funds to help us pay for excursions, exhibitions, prints, transport and other costs

If you wish to deliver any items please bring them to 15 Eagle Terrace, Auchenflower, Brisbane, Australia or contact 0415 166 967, to make other arrangements.

Cameras for Asia 2015 from Joanne Lane on Vimeo.

The details…

In conjunction with its documentary photography, Visited Planet has been running photographic workshops in Asia in places like Myanmar, India and Nepal since 2009. In 2018, Fiji was added to the list. Check Cameras for Asia on Facebook for updates about pending trips or email

Many of the participants in the workshops are from disadvantaged backgrounds, some have disabilities and many have never even held a camera before but the images they have taken offer quite a window into their own world; a world that is undergoing incredible changes as Asia modernises at a rapid rate.

This feature on Myanmar ITV shows an exhibition held in 2014 that showcased the Yangon children’s work.


Children in Yangon enjoying an action photography session. This centre is the first place Cameras for Asia ran its workshops in 2009.

Other ways to support…

Cameras for Asia is run on a volunteer basis and costs about $5000/year on average. It is very hard to combine the project with other work in country as the workshops and schedules are time consuming and physically demanding. The program is partially funded through the sale of honey, Visited Planet / Cameras for Asia calendars or cards and donations. All money from the sale of these products goes directly to the project. Donations are also welcome using the Paypal button below or by bank transfer to:

Cameras for Asia
ANZ Bank
Branch number: 014 272
Account number: 3899 35479

Please like Cameras for Asia on Facebook to help spread the word and keep up to date on current projects!

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