The Euro Latin Photographers Foundation (ELPF) stands for community-based involvement with local photographers. The enhancement of local photographers is a certain element of the ELPF that contributes to the regional successes the ELPF has already had so far. Our local involvement is important because many in marginal city areas prone to flooding or near waste dumps, with a lack of education and poor job skills, leaves those earning only 40 percent of the minimum salary.
Especially in low human population densities there isn't the access in small villages to preserve all the good things, the rich culture and history that each village naturally possesses. It is by documenting through skilled photography by its inhabitants our foundation plays a crucial role. The benefits, for example a proper education in photography, in some Latin-American countries typically do not accrue to the poor. Art, culture and education are able to build bridges between cultures and nations and can contribute to a peaceful living together and durable development.
Promoting skilled photography
The ELPF aids to communities in facilitating artisticity, we formulate integrated lessons, which address to the needs and support their entrepreneurial abilities and technical skills. The forward-looking plans of the Euro Latin Photographers Foundation should identify alternatives, a new source of livelihood, by means of photography.