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:
"An image is forever. Capture an image of your parent TODAY that will inspire you to remember what is special about who he/she is TOMORROW".
None of the paarticipants will see the images they took until The Exhibition opens the Friday night of the weekend of The Dempsey Challenge in October.
In the meantime I have visited each family and taken a portrait of each parent and child. It has been a very moving experience for me and I very excited to see the products of the Young Photographers efforts.