Sometimes you read about certain projects and you think “what a fantastic idea” and Goal Click is one such project. The idea is simple and the results will be brilliant.
Goal Click is a photography project with a worldwide ambition. They aim to provide one person in every nation in the world with a single use analogue camera. That person will then be in charge of photographing what football means to people of their country. Eventually the photographs will be collected, collated and made into an exhibition of worldwide footballing images.
“The project will show football’s similarities and differences around the world. The issues, the passion and emotions it creates. The joy and fun, the despair and anger.
The people that football unites, the divisions, the good it can bring in unstable and conflict-ridden parts of the world.
Capturing the good, the bad, the crazy, the weird, the fun, the passion and the power of football.
Goal Click aims to create a football community bringing together every single nation and territory around the world.”
Goal Click are still looking for photographers and you can apply through their website here.
You can follow Goal Click on Twitter and keep up-to-date with their progress and photographs.
Here is a selection of some of the images they have recently posted from Sierra Leone. This was the first camera to be returned to Goal Click and the photos have been taken by Pastor Abraham Bangura, coach of the Single Leg Amputee Sports Association (SLASA) football team.
“SLASA was founded in 2001 at the end of the decade long civil war in Sierra Leone and runs a football-based programme for amputees. There are currently six football teams throughout the country that participate in the national Amputee Football League, and the national team takes part in various international tournaments. The game is played with 7 players a side and crutches.”