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An Appeal for the Future of Photography Education

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An Appeal for the Future of Photography Education

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.