Give a Child a Camera

“Amazing things happen when you give a child a camera”

Empowering children in East Africa to form interesting, emotional and moving pictorial versions of their life

The Project

Setup in 2015 by Julian Claxton, Give a Child a Camera empowers young Ugandan children to tell a story of their life through photography.

Providing an extra curricular activity, the project delivers on its mission statement to provide an uplifting, interesting, fun and educational programme

Designed to build confidence & independence, the activities allow the young people to express their feelings, adding to their knowledge and providing the potential to move towards a career in photography or the arts.

Julian, with students from the 2016 project
Studying for photography Q&A

Photographer / Project Lead

Award-winning photographer, Julian Claxton is the project organiser and main lead on all projects.

Julian fell in love with Africa in 2012, when he cycled 5500+ miles in 64 days from the UK to Rwanda. A journey which changed the life of the Suffolk Photographer and ultimately led to the birth of Give a Child a Camera.

Project costs

While the project is free for all attendees, Give a Child a Camera constantly requires funding to enable these programs to continue. The cost for running the project includes everything the young person needs for the program. This includes, photographic materials, transport & refreshments.

Cost of each workshop place (paid for via donations)


To pay for a child place on the next project please click below

Purchase one of the children’s photographs

10×8″ glossy print

We will email you to find out which print you would like after payment.


75% of payment goes direct to the child or their family

Purchase materials

Buy a digital card, batteries and album for one child on the workshop


includes one digital card, batteries and album for one child on the next program

Give a Child a Camera

Founded in 2015 by Julian Claxton. A Suffolk based photographer who fell in love with Africa

Do you have questions about the project or would you like to be involved?

Visit the contact page for our details