Applications Closed

This is a free 10-week photography course for girls in Detroit to learn the basics of photography and share their pictures with a corresponding class of girls in Kabul, Afghanistan.  Students will learn more about each others' countries during class and also be given pen pals in Kabul to correspond with each other beyond class. 

- This program is open to girls only, ages 15-20 (we will also consider those near that age range)
- You do no need to have a camera or any prior photo experience to participate in the program
- You will be required to attend class every week, on Wednesday evenings from 4pm-6pm
- Applicant must reside in the Detroit Metro area

This course is taught by Ali Lapetina, a documentary photographer and educator based in Detroit, Michigan. Her personal work explores stories of immigrant and underrepresented communities navigating daily life in America. She is also the founder and director at Women of Banglatown, an all women's community arts organization that offers free programing for neighborhood girls and income generating activities for immigrant women in Hamtramck, Michigan. 

If you have any questions or need help with the application you can email or call us at info@darkroomdetroit.org or 313-312-0869.

Apply using the Google form available HERE.

This program has been developed in partnership with the Afghan Girls Financial Assistance Fund (AGFAF) and Picture Pals.

AGFAF helps young Afghan women, who are committed to working for gender equality and improving life in Afghanistan, pursue and finance educational opportunities in the U.S.  

Picture Pals aims to educate and empower young people around the world, providing them support to develop their voices and engage in a multicultural dialogue through the medium of photography.