Meeting with Local Students


This young student had fun playing with a plastic "Holga" camera.(photo by Erin Kelly)My name is Garvin, and I am a relative new comer to Project Basho. I am a darkroom monitor on Sunday afternoon.

I participated in the Cultural and Community Celebration at Kensington Culinary High School on Saturday, May 30. I was very pleased to meet some local students who are interested in our free photography class for teens. I also met members of our community that are going to help spread the word about our photography outreach program in the area.

The Principal of Kensington Culinary High School, Mr. Williams, introduced himself and shared news that the school is expanding their art program starting next year. He has hired two new art teachers and is hoping to work with us on future projects.

I also let some local elementary school students play with my vintage Nikon SLR and my Holga plastic camera. The kids had a blast running around and taking pictures of each other. Some of them truly caught the “shutterbug.” In a few years when they are older, they will be the perfect candidates to learn photography in our teen outreach program.

Overall, we had a great time at the event and were thrilled to be invited to participate. I want to thank Cindy, Olga and Erin for helping out and Jackie Lopez from City Year Philadelphia for inviting us to the event.

This young student took a self-portrait with Erin's point and shoot camera (Erin appears in the background).

This young student took a self-portrait with Erin's point and shoot camera (Erin appears in the background).


Portrait taken by a local elementary school student.

Portrait taken by a local elementary school student.


Portrait taken by a local elementary school student.

Portrait taken by a local elementary school student.



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