When we lived in downtown Adana, Turkey from 1963 to 1965 I made friends with a lot of Turkish kids my age. Every once in a while I'd go with them to their schools and try to keep up in Turkish and follow the lessons. At the time it seemed like a big deal to the Turkish guys to bring an American along with them. I really enjoyed two years, immersed daily, in a different culture and far away from television, English language radio and our interesting culture.
This has to be the earliest photograph of me with a camera. The family had one camera and we shared it. I took it to school with me to make photographs of my friends and their teachers.
It was a very simple camera and, if I remember correctly, it took 126 film. I mostly got allocated rolls of Verichrome film (even though it has "chrome" in the name it was black and white) which was much cheaper to develop than color print film.
I'm the kid second from the left on the front row. The one with the camera.
Early indoctrination? Probably. I was in second or third grade when this was taken. That's a pretty early start...