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Anastasia ONISKEVICH is a design student in Vilnius. Her inspiration in making a career in a creative industry comes from her membership in an inclusive “Voka” photo art club.

"Classes with the photo club helped me to make a career choice, as well as to prepare for the university – to learn about graphic editors, get skills with photo equipment – and all this was for free", says Nastia. "This experience has helped me a lot in my further studies."

For three years already, Kamenets photo club in Brest region has been a place where the youth can learn photography from professionals, have a chance to organize a photo session in the old town together with friends, talk to like-minded people and try themselves as professional photographers at photo exhibitions and contests organized by the club.

The photo club was founded in 2017 within the initiative "Artificial Life or Life in Art" launched by the local newspaper "Naviny Kamyanechchyny". 120 young people from different towns in Brest region - Kamianiec, Drahičyn, Vysokaj - are the members of the club today. The doors of the club are open for everyone, including people with disabilities.

The photo club has been implemented by the project "Support to Local Development in the Republic of Belarus" funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy of Belarus in 2014-2018.

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