Photo staff Scott Lapham and Jose Roboes teach youth the basic mechanics of cameras and the dark room. With this foundation, youth then bring cameras home with instructions to take pictures of their day to day lives.
The results go into their portfolios.
Members of the Photo program often work collaboratively to produce audio slideshows. These are two examples, created with journalist Huascar Robles.
Each year, AS220 Youth offers summer employment to 30-40 teens. Employees in the Photo program have spent the last three summers exploring our city’s center, Kennedy Plaza – also known as KP.
KP has seen some hard times. It is the hub of our public transportation system but has a reputation for being seedy and unsafe. Our photographers hope to change people’s perceptions of KP by introducing viewers to commuters on a face-to-face basis.
HUD/The Green and Healthy Housing Initiative
Boys and Girls Club of Rhode Island
Chazan Gallery, the NETWORKS project
The Olneyville Housing Association