Our banners just arrived!

Check out Phillip Green from North Fifth Street Revitalization Project holding up a banner of Kamiyah Gray’s work as part of the first community installation of photographs and writing by select students in Learning Through Photography at Moore!

Stayed tuned for information about the installation and reception!

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Coming soon!

Over the next month updates will be made to the Teaching Tools section of our blog to include lessons and  sample project ideas, as well as other resources for Learning Through Photography, free to download and use in your classroom.

Copies of the publication for Seeing Through Young Eyes will also be available soon through The Art Shop at Moore; a link will be provided on this site for you to browse their collection and order your copy.

Exciting things are happening this summer so be sure to stayed tuned!

LTP on CBS + podcast of Liz Gilly’s interview with Karin Phillips

Students Display Art Work From ‘Literacy Through Photography’ Program (Click HERE to hear the podcast of Liz Gilly’s interview with Karin Phillips of KYW News Radio)

July 11, 2011 5:17am

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The results of the first “Literacy Through Photography” program in Philadelphia is being displayed at the galleries of Moore College of Art and Design.

Students in seven classrooms at five Philadelphia schools were given cameras and told to document what was around them and then write journal entries about their experiences.  The result, says Moore galleries interim co-director Elizabeth Gilly, was not only interesting photographs, but increased literacy skills, better interaction and more self confidence. And the communities near the schools will also benefit.

“Twelve student photographs have been selected to be made into three-by-six foot banners and put down the street,” Gilly says.

Kathleen Troy 2011, William Cramp Elementary School

But Gilly says it’s about more than just a school assignment, “These kids are coming in with a whole new sense of confidence and a new ability to write in a different way and they’ve already improved in how they work together in the classroom.”

Ten-year-old Ashley Esperra of William Cramp Elementary School took photos of her teacher: “I took pictures of my teacher, because I wanted people to know about a teacher who inspired me to become a teacher myself.”

Reported by Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio 1060

The publications are HERE!

It is absolutely Christmas in July for us today!

Our LTP publications just arrived in the mail (2 weeks early!) and we could not be more excited. They look beautiful! I have to give the biggest thank you and congratulations to our fabulous publications designer and Co-Director of The Galleries’ Gabrielle Lavin. Distribution will begin in the next week so keep an eye out for your copy.

LTP at this fall’s First Person Arts Festival!

I am pleased to announce that works by 14 students from Nueva Esperanza Academy Charter High School have been selected to be part of a small traveling exhibition of Seeing Through Young Eyes at First Person Arts’ Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art at Christ’s Church in Old City from November 10 – 20.

Alissandra Colon, Nueva Esperanza Academy Charter H.S.