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Help Children Express Themselves Through Photography!

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  • $225raised
  • 3projects funded
  • 51students helped
As a fine arts and commercial photographer, I know well the power of photography to provide a fresh view of the world -- both for the photographer and the viewer. Children are not immune to that power. They often make very astute comments about photographs they see. When given a chance to use a camera, children can be lifted out of the everyday challenges they face. The images they create can also give others a fresh perspective. The two projects listed in this challenge would help teachers ... more
As a fine arts and commercial photographer, I know well the power of photography to provide a fresh view of the world -- both for the photographer and the viewer. Children are not immune to that power. They often make very astute comments about photographs they see. When given a chance to use a camera, children can be lifted out of the everyday challenges they face. The images they create can also give others a fresh perspective. The two projects listed in this challenge would help teachers to expose their students to photography -- and enhance their learning at the same time. As a former teacher, I know that these projects can also help increase students' excitement for learning, as well as their achievement and self esteem. Here's my challenge: Donate to fund one or both of these worthy projects. If you make the largest donation, I will send you a framed copy of the image shown here, "Native Mask." This image creates a lot of excitement at my exhibitions. When you see it, picture this: the image came directly from reflections in a flooded parking lot at my apartment complex. The 'native guy' appeared in one half of the picture. Wanting to see him whole, we did just a bit of Photoshop magic to make the image symmetrical, then cropped the edges. Pop! Out came the Native-looking character. Please donate to this worthy cause and help these deserving kids experience the power of photography. We'll keep track of the donations. If you're generous, you might be rewarded with an 18" x 20" tile print of Native Mask. hide
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