For Immediate Release
May 20, 2013
Boston Centers for Youth & Families
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Daphne Griffin, Boston’s Chief of Human Services and Executive Director of Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF,) are pleased to invite Boston youth ages 15-18 to apply for the BCYF Snap Shot Teen Photography Program.
Made possible via a partnership between BCYF and the John Hancock MLK Summer Scholars Program, the BCYF Snap Shot program is a summer teen photography program. The youth learn about photography from their instructors, photography teachers at MassArt, and from others they meet with over the course of the summer. They also take “photo safaris” exploring Boston’s neighborhoods, museums and historic sites and they photograph many BCYF community centers and events.
Every week the teachers choose a topic/style in photography and teach the youth different techniques, equipment and conceptual aspects in relationship to it. They also introduce them to a variety of professional photographers that are well-known in that specific style. The youth look at books and websites and visit exhibitions in art galleries and museums around town. At the same time, they take daily field trips to different neighborhoods in Boston where they follow assignments in which they try to photograph according to that style. At the end of the summer, their work will be showcased at an exhibition.
The program will run from Monday, July 8th through Friday, August 23. Participants will work 20 hours each week. Interested young people can apply by visiting http://www.cityofboston.gov/BCYF and following the instructions on the application.