In-Focus Episode 1: Kayla Rice
In the inaugural episode of In-Focus, Program Director Zach Stephens sits down for a conversation with In-Sight alumni Kayla Rice to talk about her experience as a student at In-Sight, as a photojournalist at the Brattleboro Reformer, and about her future in photography.
Kayla attended classes at In-Sight from 2006-2008 before she moved on to Syracuse University to study photojournalism. She has interned at the Brattleboro Reformer, The Collective Locations Agency (UK) and Time Out New York. Kayla also was winner in the 2012 Canon Project Imagination Competition.
For the past two years Kayla has been the Photo/Multimedia Editor for the Brattleboro Reformer. She is now moving on and will be working as the assistant photographer for the New York Mets.
Here are a few of the Kayla’s images:
You can find out more about Kayla and see more of her work at www.kaylaricephotography.com
Music for this episode was provided by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
In-Sight Photography Project Annual Student Exhibition & Sale
Opens at Latchis Gallery in May
The In-Sight Photography Project is pleased to announce its Annual Student Exhibition, opening at Gallery Walk on May 1 at the Latchis Gallery in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont and remaining on exhibit throughout May. This year’s exhibit is sponsored by Marlboro College and Cone Editions Press, with thanks to Latchis Arts for generously providing the space.
In the past year, In-Sight’s classes have served more than 125 students in 23 classes, workshops, partnerships, and independent studies – all of whom are invited to submit their best work for this show. And this year In-Sight will be selling student work and sharing the proceeds with the student in a 50/50 split.
Photographs are contributed from classes in both Black & White Film and Digital Photography at introductory through advanced levels. Other classes include the 2014 Summer Exposures Program, several 2014 Summer Photo Intensives, and partnership programs with the Grammar School, BEAMS after-school program, and the Meadows Educational Center of the Brattleboro Retreat.
Students share portrayals of their lives and visions of the world. Images range from traditional black and white silver gelatin prints to digital inkjet prints, from portraits to altered studies. Exhibiting their work publicly is one of the most exciting parts of students’ photographic storytelling. The Annual Student Exhibition invites families and friends to recognize and celebrate the importance of youth perspective in our community.
Please join the students, parents, friends, staff, and board of In-Sight at Gallery Walk on May 1 from 5:30-8:30pm at the Latchis Gallery for the opening reception. The exhibit will be open to the public throughout May on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-2pm. Other visits may be pre-arranged with In-Sight staff by calling (802) 251-9960.
Concurrent with the student show at Latchis Gallery, In-Sight’s own gallery at 45 Flat Street will exhibit the work of local photographer Robert F. George. Bob George has taken photographs throughout Brattleboro for more than 50 years, including many at In-Sight and the surrounding neighborhood. His work has been published in Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, Yankee Magazine, Vermont Life, and many other periodicals, as well as several dozen books. His prints have been exhibited at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, and at galleries and public spaces throughout southern Vermont. In-Sight’s gallery is open weekdays 10am-6pm and for Gallery Walk, May 1, 5:30-8:30pm. The Robert F. George exhibition is sponsored by generous support from Altiplano.
In-Sight’s current off-site exhibitions include 17 prints from the archival Chair Project in the spacious rest rooms at Duo Restaurant in Brattleboro, and 20 prints from In-Sight’s archives in the café at The Gleanery in Putney.
The In-Sight Photography Project teaches photography to youth ages 11 to 18 in the southeastern Vermont area, regardless of their ability to pay. In-Sight offers students a creative voice and outlet, opportunities to experience success, tools for self-awareness and self-worth, and the encouragement to become actively engaged in their communities. For more information and to sign up for classes, please call (802) 251-9961 or visit www.insight-photography.org.
Ryan Stratton is moving on after almost 6 years with In-Sight! Now, In-Sight Photography Project is seeking a Site Manager for 20-hours per week at $13/hour. The schedule is meant to be worked over a 5-day weekday period, but some flexibility is possible. Staff include full-time Executive Director, full-time Program Director, full-time AmeriCorps VISTA member, part-time Marlboro College intern, and a great team of volunteers.
In-Sight’s mission is to offer students a creative voice and outlet, opportunities to experience success, tools for self-awareness and self-worth, and encouragement to become actively engaged in their communities. In-Sight teaches photography to youth throughout southeastern Vermont, the tri-state region, and across the U.S. through the Exposures Program, regardless of their ability to pay.
Staff activity level is ambitious and everyone’s job is very full. Good organizing and communicating skills, team spirit, accountability, and self-direction are vital. Experience with photography and photography equipment, both digital and darkroom, is a must.
There is some flexibility around other skill sets. A strong candidate will connect well with people of all kinds, especially teens. He or she will have good technical skills, including using graphic programs such as Photoshop, capability with social media, and ability to troubleshoot computer problems. The Site Manager is an important coordinator of In-Sight’s annual auction, and duties include: receiving, inspecting, registering and storing donations; exhibition mounting, including cutting mat board and glass; and organizing, shipping and storing after the auction ends. Other duties may touch on multiple areas, such as Administrative, Facility Maintenance, Marketing, Equipment Management, Exhibition Coordinating, and Classroom Interface.
Please send queries and/or applications to Teta Hilsdon, Executive Director, at email@example.com. Application should include a cover letter, resume, and three references. The position is available as of April 20th. Applicants will be considered until the position is filled. For more information visit www.insight-photography.org, call (802) 251-9960, or visit the facility. Please be respectful of staff time if you plan to call or visit.
Please help us reach our goal of $5000 for scholarships by April 18.
Your donation sends 15 youth to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota with the Exposures Cross-Cultural Youth Arts Program this summer. Youth learn photography while living together for three weeks with peers from other cultures and backgrounds. Many young people (and their families) need scholarships to access the life-changing experiences that arts and culture education offer. Your donation makes it possible to include every qualifying youth, regardless of their ability to pay. Click the button below to visit the campaign page for payment options and to see the Thank You reward!
In-Sight Photography & The Gleanery Team Up
We at In-Sight would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.
Thank you for a great 2014 and for the many ways you supported our students.
Here are some updates from us for the coming weeks.
We will be closed from December 24 – January 2. But please note that previously scheduled make up classes will still be happening.
Join us when we come back on Friday January 2, at 5:30pm for Gallery Walk! We will have an exhibition from our Advanced Film Photography Class: Darkroom Magic and Finding Poetry in the Image.
Photographs tell stories, they bring cheer and wonder, they enhance our understanding of the world. The In-Sight Photography Project has been teaching photography to youth from all walks of life since 1992. Because of donations from many different sources, it has been possible for youth to take classes at In-Sight based solely on their desire and will, regardless of their financial circumstances. Photographs and visual language provide a powerful form of communication–a way for students to learn about themselves and their communities.
When asked to say what are the most important things they learn at In-Sight, most students say, How to talk about photography and the things they see. They also cite learning self-expression, patience and respect, responsibility, and community-mindedness.
The Exposures Summer Program takes the learning experience one step further, opening youth to life-changing cross-cultural experiences on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. For three weeks in the summer, Vermont students live, photograph, and exchange stories with youth from the Oglala Lakota tribe and the Navajo Nation, as well as a diverse, multi-ethnic group of urban and rural youth from across the country.
As we end the year, we ask you to join our board, staff, volunteers, sponsors, and grantors by investing in our youth. With all of our support, they will create vibrant futures!
In-Sight relies on the generosity of donors like you, at all levels of giving. If you have not received the paper version of our Annual Appeal, or would just like to save a stamp, you can make your donation securely through PayPal by clicking here.