Photo of the Day: Taiwanese photographer awarded for graduation photos

Taiwanese photographer awarded for volunteering to create graduation photo albums for indigenous children

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 (Photo by Yang Wen-yi)

(Photo by Yang Wen-yi)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese photographer Yang Wen-yi (楊文逸) on Saturday (March 23) received an Outstanding Young Persons Award from the New Taipei City government for his volunteer efforts to help indigenous children in rural school districts take graduation photos, reported CNA.

Yang, 36, who lives in New Taipei City's Xinzhuang District, told CNA that five years ago, he noticed that certain schools, particularly in indigenous villages, lacked the funding to afford photos for their graduating students and decided to start taking free photos shoots for them. In the first year, he and his team helped out three schools, and in the second year this expanded to eight.

This year he and his team have taken photos at a total of 46 elementary schools, kindergartens, and junior high schools.

Yang and his team are planning to stay in Pingtung, Taitung, and Hualien until the beginning of April to take graduation photos for underfunded schools in those counties. He will then return to New Taipei city to edit and print photos, as well as produce videos for the students to enjoy.

(Photo by Yang Wen-yi)


(Photo by Yang Wen-
yi )


(Photo by Yang Wen-
yi )


(Photo by Yang Wen-
yi )