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Written by straits-mongrel   
Sunday, 22 August 2010 08:25

For the past three weeks, a bunch of individuals have been using their weekends engaging with teenagers from the Chow Kit area. Chow Kit Kita, an idea devised by Lew Pik Svonn and Fahmi Reza, is an activity-based program for teenage children living in the storied district. The current phase, titled Kaum, Agama dan Sejarah, is a four-month series of workshops, field research and production aimed at mapping the district in its various complexities.

Chow Kit Kita runs its program from the premise of KL Krashpad, a 24-hour youth activity centre, at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman.

"We want those who come to learn, internalise and gain ownership of the place where they live. There is so much to learn from any given place, not just Chow Kit," said Fahmi of the project.

This weekend's activity was a photography workshop. Over the two days, the 10 teenagers watched slides, learned basic picture-taking techniques and played outside with point-and-shoot cameras.

This page is dedicated to their work.



Ogy, 15 tahun:

Pada suatu hari yang lalu, saya dan Kak Iqa berjalan di hadapan bazaar raya. Saya telah ditugaskan untuk belajar mengambil gambar. Saya pergi ke sebuah kedai yang sangat banyak pilih... tudung. Saya betemu dengan jurujual tudung itu. Jurujual itu kelihatan sangat sedih kerana dia telah ditinggalkan isteri yang tercinta. Isterinya pergi ke tandas untuk ketika but muka jurujual itu kelihatan sedih sekali.




Atikah, 13 tahun:

Ada seorang penjual sayur di dalam pasar yang sangat sibuk. Tempatnya laris dan banyak sayur yang segar. Nama-nama sayur kailan, timun, jagung dan sebagainya. Sungguh sedap.



Mohd Nizam, 14 tahun:

Hidup ini banyak pilihan, bakul ini juga perlu memilih antara buah oren, epal, langsat atau pir.



M. Rizal, 13 tahun:

Pada Ahad 22 Aug, 2010, saya sedang membuat projek. Tajuk projek itu ialah Projek Chow Kit Kita. Saya disuruh menjadi photographer. Saya disuruh mengambil gambar di sebuah pasar dan saya telah tertarik dengan sebuah kedai yang menjual kurma. Lalu sayapun mengambil gambar.



Mis, 15 tahun:

Beras semua sama. Tak ada yang berbeza, seperti manusia,

Tak ada beza.

Tapi warna beras tak semua sama,

Macam manusia yang mempunyai pelbagai kaum dan agama.


Azmi Ibrahim, 13 tahun:

Hidup ini banyak dengan pancaroba. Macam pistol dengan kelapa. Walaupun berbeza tapi duduk bersama.



Izati, 15 tahun:

Hari ni hari Ahad. Kita orang ada program Chow Kit Kita. Hurm, aktiviti hari ni kena ambil gambar dekat Jalan Raja Alang. Tak tau pulak kena ambil gambar kat dalam pasar. Masuk je pasar, Zati terus ambil gambar ikan yang ada dekat tepi pasar tu. Macam menarik je. Ikan itu teratur la.



Pejal :), 13 tahun:

Tentang kasih sayang seorang ibu terhadap anaknya. Bak kata pepatah "Kasih bapa kasih sejati, kasih ibu bawa ke syurga."



Rubbi, 14 tahun:

Gambar ini menunjukkan seekor burung yang telah menjadi bangkai atau telah mati hampir-hampir dua bulan yang lalu di bawah tiang monorel berhampiran dengan Restoran 1 Cafe, Chow Kit. Beginilah hidupnya seekor burung gagak yang mati menjadi bangkai di bawah tiang monorel. Saya begitu simpati kepada burung yang menjadi bangkai bagaikan haiwan kesayangan ku.


Didi, 15 tahun:

Suasana yang sepi dipasar walaupun keadaan di pasar yang sibuk.

Cahaya yang menerangi yang lawa.

Ketenangan yang ketara.

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PS Lew |2010-08-22 21:02:10
Reading the captions make me teary eyed!!! THESE TEENS ARE SOOOO GOOD! And they're first-timers? So inspiring!

Thank you SABM for sharing their photos with the world, and Ambrose, Nanda and Koon for the really -really- awesome photography workshop! The results are just breathtaking!! I'm going to show this to my dad right now! Also can't wait to show the teens this page!


SAJ  - Simply Beautiful |2010-08-22 21:38:42


Kudos to the budding SABM photo journalists.

Brilliant idea Fahmi and Pik Svonn.

Thanks a million
ilann |2010-08-22 22:31:53
awesome project!
Masturah K |2010-08-22 22:35:52
I can't stop staring at the last pix...
all are beautiful... but the last pix "speaks" a lot...
Pixs taken by heart, will reach others' hearts. The last photographer's talent should be polished...


Congrats for all the efforts for these teens! God bless.
Anonymous |2010-08-23 06:54:55


Great idea to have inspiring activities to engage young minds.

We need more activities like these around the country
NikJass |2010-08-23 14:02:13
What the kids came up with & what you guys are doing are truly brilliant!! Best education to me is through observations :-) Keep it up!
shaku  - Click, click! |2010-08-23 23:22:22
Exquisite pics of thoughts.

All speaking more than a thousand vibrant and youthfull youthfull.

The apples and oranges ready to be picked up for the eating!

Such a range of colours....bravo to the young creators!
lily asilah |2010-08-25 19:33:58


haha , ayat ogy tak tahan lahh .
vixstarr |2010-12-29 01:37:10
Azmi Ibrahim made perfect sense!
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