Our Photography program encourages at-risk youth to shoot with cameras, not with guns, to use their critical eye to evaluate, and through their eyes help educate others about their community. With digital technology and visual communication tools, this program incorporates multiple levels of learning in an Arts/Technology liaison, and connects children and youth living in economically distressed areas with their surroundings. The program advances computer and digital skills that will help students in the future job market. Participants re-view their lives, and discover a powerful voice for expression. Possibly for the first time, students see their neighborhoods, friends and family in a new light, finding beauty in their everyday lives, and utilize their photographs and voices to transform their vision for the future. Exhibition viewing, both in person and online, is incorporated into the class.
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