Youth In Focus exhibit opens at Douglass-Truth Library Wednesday

Photos from Seattle youth who learned black and white photography this fall will be on display at Douglass-Truth Library following an opening reception November 30.

Students of the Youth In Focus afterschool program will present on their work starting at 6 p.m. (apologies for the late notice!) The class exhibit is titled “Struggle.”

From Youth In Focus:

Join us on Wednesday 11/30 from 5:30-7pm for the Opening Reception of the Advanced Black-&-White Photography class’ exhibit, “Struggle.”

Each student will present on their collection of 3-6 photos on their individual exploration of the topic “Struggle” that they explored during Fall Quarter, Sept-Dec 2011.

The exhibit will be on display at Douglass-Truth Library located at the corner of 23rd and Yesler in Seattle’s Central District.

Refreshments and presentations will be held in the conference room. Presentations start at 6pm sharp.

Jonathan Cunningham (who, among other things, hosts Central Sounds on Hollow Earth Radio) alerted us to the exhibit, and has a lot of praise for the program. From his blog Digital Scoop:

The talented photographers over at Youth in Focus are having a showcase of their work this week across the city and more people need to know about it. If you’re not familiar with Youth in Focus yet, they’re a Seattle-based after school program centered around giving teens access to intensive photography training and allowing that to change their lives.

I’ve seen their artwork around town for quite some time and I’m consistently impressed with the images they’re able to capture. I can remember them hanging a bunch of pieces at the Hidmo where I used to work last year and all of the work from that exhibit captured not only my eye, but most of the customers that frequented the restaurant while their photos were on the wall. I can only imagine how transformative the experience must be for a lot of the young folks in the program.

In addition to the Douglass-Truth exhibit, YIF classes will have exhibits at Seattle Central Community College and the 2100 Building:

Advanced Digital Photography
Theme: “DREAMS”
M. Rosetta Hunter Gallery at Seattle Central Community College
Room 2BE2116, 1701 Broadway, Seattle, 98122
Opening Reception: Thursday December 1, 5:00 — 7:00pm

Beginning B&W / Intermediate B&W / Beginning Digital
Youth in Focus Gallery
2100 24th Ave. S., Suite 310, Seattle 98144
Opening Reception: Friday December 2, 5:00 —7:00pm

One thought on “Youth In Focus exhibit opens at Douglass-Truth Library Wednesday

  1. The photos on display at Douglas Truth are great! I was there the afternoon they were placing them atop the shelves. Someone did a wonderful job framing them as well. Great art, good work!