Skateistan Skateistan is a Non-Government Organisation whose aim is to provide complementary educational opportunities, support and development for youth aged between 5 and 18 years, by establishing connections between skateboarding and educational opportunities. Students sign up for a session in which they participate in a one hour skate lesson followed by a one hour session that promotes art, visual learning and critical thinking, an aspect of education that is not commonly addressed by schools in Cambodia. Arts-based critical education is an important aspect of the program, as it develops the participant’s ability to express their opinions, hopes and dreams for the future.
Behind the Lens In 2014, Blue Water Explorer set out for their first season of Spearfishing charters in Tongatapu, Tonga, accompanied by well known videographer and Spearfisher, Brett Vercoe and his family, along with Paul Miller. Five days were spent out on the ocean venturing out to different places such as a newly formed island, a two hour boat ride from the main island and cave system on the island of Eua. It was an incredible place to experience clear blue water, prize worthy fish such as Dogtooth Tuna, and amazing sights including the cave systems and whale encounters.
You Will Not “Die” in the Classroom Currently, young Chinese university graduates face an employment rate of 0.5 percent. Xi Wang engages with the growing mental health issues surrounding the fierce competition amongst High School students seeking to gain entry to university only to compete with 200 other graduates for a single position. In this simple animation, Xi asks her peers to rethink their life priorities. Produced for THE ARGUS 2014.
E-Zine: 2014, Issue 2 This installment features stories that explore the vast and convoluted facets of “identity”, focusing on concepts such as diversity, perception, loss, ambiguity, essentialism and fluidity.
Opinion Piece: Ethics and the 24/7 Digital Age of News Photographic Reportage The ethical framework surrounding news photographic reportage is becoming an increasingly complicated topic. This is due to the rapid technological advancement that inherently defines the contemporary digital age in which we live. Although technological advancement increases the accessibility and promptness of news dissemination, technology also creates a multitude of new concerns regarding ethical decision-making in digital journalism.