The College Mentors for Kids "Little Buddies" photography project that I’ve been working on all summer is coming to a close. We will be displaying all of my students’ photo essays this Friday, October 2nd, at the Raymond James Gallery at the Stutz. Doors open at 5PM and I will be giving a brief presentation followed by the first screening of the students’ slideshow at 6:30PM. All of the kids will be there as well and you can get a chance to meet them and talk with them about their experiences photographing this summer. This will be a packed house event. Arrive early.
Fountain Square Brewing is once again supporting one of my photo shows and they will be providing drinks throughout the evening. Many thanks go to them for their continued support of the arts in our community.
With this project the students developed autobiographical essays over the summer. The essays are beyond my expectation for the relative little time that we had for instruction during our short afterschool classes. They have blown me away with their work. If you’ve ever wondered about the capabilities of children to capture their experiences then this is the show to come to.
Another huge thanks is extended to photographer and author Henry Carroll. Carroll provided his “Read This if You Want to Take Great Photographs,” as a textbook for the kids to read and harvest information. They took a lot away from this text and I have to say it is one of the best photography instruction books that I've ever read. Roberts Camera has been kind enough to print the kids' photography and Aspen Moulding has mounted it.
Below are a couple photographs from two of the students and one photograph of mine. I will also be showing work, but that is not nearly as important. The kids are the stars of this exhibit. I hope to see you there.