OJOS PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT
A Community engagement project
An ALAS program
Runs June - November 2020
The OJOS: Eye of the Beholder project is a multi-year initiative to engage youth in documenting the City of Reading through photography.
Ojos participants take a 2 hour photography workshop and then given a Digital Reflex Camera for a week for them to document their lives. The idea is to start changing mindsets, both among youth, but more importantly, among all of the neigh-sayers who think Reading youth are nothing but trouble-makers.
The mission of the OJOS: Eye of the Beholder project is to provide young artists a platform to amplify their sense of community connection through targeted networking, collecting resources, and leadership development. We view participation in interactive art projects as a gateway to civic engagement and a sense of personal power. The program promotes inter-generational interaction between young artists and key community leaders in Reading to further increase their connection to broader public life.
Do I need to
No! You will receive a 2 hour
workshop with an experienced
photographer who will teach you the basics.
Do I need a
It is not necessary for you to have your own camera. Barrio has community cameras that we can loan you.
Will my photographs be on a show?
Yes. The second part of the project involves the setup of a photography show at a local community venue.
Tell our coordinator if you want to get involved in the setup!