Providing Community Support in Iwaki, Fukushima
Commemorative photo of the participants with their favorite photos
Canon held the “Family Digital Camera Photo Shoot,” a community support endeavor in Fukushima, on August 24, 2012 in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture.
This is an activity held as a part of reconstruction support activities by the Canon Group, which does business in Fukushima, and was the second time that Canon carried out this program. Under the auspices of the Futabamachi Social Welfare Council, Canon invited 43 people, 30 children and 13 guardians, living in temporary housing in Iwaki City, to participate in this program at “Hidamari (a patch of sunshine),” the Futabamachi support center on the premises of a temporary housing complex.
After a simple explanation of photography methods, the participants were loaned digital cameras to take photos of their family members, nearby natural surroundings, etc., as they pleased. As an opportunity for parents and children to enjoy themselves doing something together is precious, this photo shoot proceeded in an atmosphere of happiness and harmony.
The photos taken were printed out using an inkjet printer and presented along with a photo frame to the participants. Thereafter, they selected their respective favorite photos to be displayed along with the photos of the other participants. The gathering become quite lively as they voted to select the most popular photo.
When a commemorative group photo was taken to close the event, there were many smiling faces, demonstrating that the participants fully enjoyed spending their time with their family.
Canon plans to continue to hold this activity hereafter as well, in collaboration with organizations such as the Social Welfare Councils in the disaster stricken areas.
Parent and children taking photos
Participant takes a photo of a natural setting nearby