Thursday, September 11, 2014
In the meantime I wanted to share with you the group picture that was taken with Patrick Dempsey last year on the day of The Dempsey Challenge.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
The Grand Finale Exhibition will be held on Friday October 11 in conjunction with The Dempsey Challenge. Ahead of the Exhibition there will be an Opening celebration on Thursday's night for the Young Photographers, their families and friends. There are some GREAT photos that were taken by them.
... and as an added bonus they will have the opportunity to meet with Patrick Dempsey in person during the weekend festivities.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
The Class for the 2013 Young Photographers was held at The Dempsey Center on June 22. The were eight participants and various family members in attendance.
|The Class of 2013 with Parents and siblings|
Tookie Bright, the Children's Program Coordinator for The Healing Tree and I hosted the event.
After a photo op for all the participants and lunch, I reviewed some of the basics of portrait photography with the participants. Then, Holga 120 cameras were passed out to all. The camera is basically a plastic toy camera that shoots 120 FILM, This is NOT a digital camera. The participants were given one roll of film with 12 exposures and two weeks to shoot it. Their Portrait Assignment was:
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Sadly, about a month ago the Children’s Community Support Collaborative (CCSC), which is the group that YPI KIDS was working with at The Home for Little Wanderers, withdrew from the 2010 YPI KIDS Project Tomorrow. A variety of unanticipated issues surfaced during the project. As an example, by the end of the week of July 7th, which was the film due date, only three Participants had turned in the roll of film and none had completed the Subject Selection Questionnaire, both of which integral parts of the program.
Obviously, there were many other factors and events that contributed to this situation. As the Director of the CCSC program said to me during one of our discussions before they reached their final decision, “Believe me when I tell you that they have many, many other issues that occupy their thoughts / attention”. And that pretty much says it all. They were a great group of kids and I am indeed saddened by the fact that we were unable to pull it off.
In hindsight I would say that the single biggest underlying problem was that the Participants did not have the type of “hands-on” support and encouragement from their parents/guardians that others had in prior YPI KIDS programs. I had limited access to the children and there were only two counselors, no parents, involved and they had a significant number of other responsibilities at CCSC.
As we get into the fall, I will once again start the search for an institution to work with in 2011. If any of you have any suggestions, I would welcome them. For the present time I am going to continue to focus on the Boston area.
Once again I want to thank my Board, Alison Chase a very talented lady who so kindly volunteered her time to come and teach the class in June with me and all those who contributed financially to this year's project. To the six special children who signed up for the project, we gave it our best shot and wish you all the best of luck with your treatment program at CCSC.