First Person Festival virtual brochure is up!

Photographs and writing by last year’s students from Nueva Esperanza Academy High School will be on view in a few weeks during  First Person Festival, November 10 – 20 on the 4th Floor of Christ Church Neighborhood House located at 2nd Street just North of Market. Check out the Virtual Brochure for more details on page 23 of 25!

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Word on the street is…banner installation began at 10am today!

We are anxiously awaiting pictures to share, and would like to again thank North 5th Street for all their work to make the FIRST community installation of work by students participating in LTP happen in the FIRST year of the program in Philadelphia!

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.

 

First Community Installation

In partnership with the North Fifth Street Revitalization Project (NFSRP), located near 5th and Olney, we are proud to announce that the first community-installation of work by students participating in Learning Through Photography at Moore will commence this July!

Representatives from NFSRP selected 12 works to introduce Learning Through Photography at Moore in the community surrounding three of our five inaugural schools: Nueva Esperanza H.S., Grover Washington, Jr. M.S. and William Cramp Elementary School.

This is only the first in what we hope will be a continued effort to place student work created as part of  LTP in ALL communities that surround our participating schools.

Congratulations to these students and stayed tuned for details about a small ceremony to mark the unveiling in late July!!

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12 days and counting!

We’re counting down…only 12 DAYS until the inaugural exhibition of Literacy Through Photography at Moore opens to the public!

We are busy printing, cutting, framing and proofing all of the final works by students for the exhibition and publication. 180 frames….that’s A LOT of framing to do over the next week!

I have to admit, it has been difficult not to share some of the final works that will be on view during our exhibition. I have decided to share ONE example from each of our participating schools. It is not only exciting, but refreshing and interesting to see how each team of teachers approached working, for the first time, with the Literacy Through Photography teaching tools in their classrooms.

Katherine Pena, Nueva Esperanza Academy Charter High School

Kara, Dimner Beeber Middle School

Ashley Altiery, William Cramp Elementary School

Joshua Gonzalez, Grover Washington Jr. Middle School

Jordan Dunn, CCA Baldi Middle School