Exposures Cross-Cultural Youth Arts Program comes to Vermont in 2016! Youth ages 15-21, from diverse cultures, locations and backgrounds, will learn photography while living together for three weeks this July. Curriculum emphasizes respect for individuals, their cultures and communities. Programming is offered regardless of participants’ ability to pay, thanks to a wide community of donors.
Your help makes such a difference! It brings encouragement and funds to buy food and lodging and plane tickets. It tells In-Sight Photography Project that like we do, you believe in social justice, in making opportunities available to everyone who wants to participate, regardless of their financial circumstances. It tells the participants that they are cared about and cheered for! It tells these young people that there is a good life waiting for them out there, and that they matter.
Donate any amount you can. It all helps. Generosity is about stretching to help, not about an amount. This link will take you to a quick, easy, secure donation page.
Thank you thank you thank you!
(Images featured in the post are from our 2015 Summer Program in South Dakota)
In-Sight Photography Project is asking for your help to raise $25,000 in our year end appeal. We teach photography and cultural exchange to teens. We also promote their empowerment to become confident, caring, skilled, community-minded people. And, they take classes regardless of their ability to pay — which promotes a diverse, inclusive learning community. That approach has been part of the In-Sight mission since it started in 1992.
Your donation supports those youth scholarships so that In-Sight NEVER have to turn anyone away. About 90% of students need some level of scholarship funding to make it possible for them to develop their photos — and their characters.
No donation is too small, nor too large. Want to know more? Please visit In-Sight Photography Project. You can donate from there too. Thank you for caring!
In-Focus Episode 3: Evan Darling
In the second episode of In-Focus, Zach sits down with In-Sight alumnus Evan Darling.
Evan graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2015 with a degree in photographic sciences. He is now employed as a Junior Digital Microscopy Research Technician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Listen as Evan talks about his start, his professional work, and his experience with In-Sight.
We will hold our Family Open House on Friday, September 4, from 5:30 to 8:30pm during Gallery Walk. The Open House gives area youth and their families a chance to meet staff, see what goes on at In-Sight, and learn about upcoming classes. The Open House is generously sponsored by Brattleboro Ford Subaru.
In-Focus Episode 2: Bob George
In the second episode of In-Focus, Zach sits down with photographer Bob George, who has been making photographs for more than 50 years. His work has been published in Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, Yankee, Vermont Life, and many other periodicals, as well as several dozen books. His prints have been exhibited at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, and at galleries and public spaces throughout southern Vermont. He has also been documenting the students, staff and volunteers of In-Sight since it’s inception in 1992.
Listen as Bob talks about his start, his work over the years, and his experience with In-Sight.
A selection of Bob’s photographs of In-Sight
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!