SNAPSHOP! is a series of workshops especially for talented high school kids from underprivileged backgrounds around Los Angeles, giving them unique opportunities to make their own images and exhibit their work. The initiative is run by the Lucie Foundation, an organization which promotes emerging photographers and the appreciation of photography.
Working with Lucie Foundation’s Cat Jimenez, NYFA photography staff, including Department Chair Bobbi Fabian, and instructors Beth Chucker, Kathleen McLaughlin, and Astor Morgan, set up a photo booth at the exhibition held in the drkrm gallery space in downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District.
The 15 participants in the SNAPSHOP! 2012 show were extremely excited to show their families and friends the culmination of their hard work. And with prizes to recognize their artistic excellence, there was a real feeling of achievement and pride that evening.
As the images were being captured, technical assistant John Teichert uploaded them to Lightroom and printed them on a Canon Sephy 4×6 printer. Students and their families were given a memento of the evening. Later that night, all the images were uploaded to Facebook and shared amongst friends.
The NYFA photography department was honored to be able to capture this momentous occasion for the students!