Monday, June 11, 2007
In addition to helping with the Westerly photography project, I've had the opportunity this year to assist with an international photography project involving the youth in the Lighthouse program in Sierra Leone, West Africa and in the Jr. High and High School groups of Grace Community Church in Seal Beach, California. The young artists were each given a disposable camera and asked to record images exploring the concepts of brokenness and beauty in their lives.
Selected photographs from the project will be presented at a reception and silent auction on June 19 at ‘The Cliff House’ Gallery Space in Grace Community Church in Seal Beach, California. The reception is from 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Proceeds from the auction and sale of prints and exhibition books will go to the Sierra Leonian participants’ college funds. If you cannot attend, but would like to support the project, please contact us. You can find out more about the project at the Broken-Beautiful website.
UPDATE: Scott Martindale wrote an article about the show for the Orange County Register. Including interviews with some of the participants and lots of photos! Yeah!
Posted by Jeremy Dodgen at 2:00 PM