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Visual and Performing Arts

Faculty Advisor

Mary Wolf


During this photo project, we took students “off the streets” by having them “walk the streets” to find the beauty in their neighborhood. We taught them a variety of photographic techniques and about contemporary street photographer Phil Penman. Inspired by his work as well as by their community, students used the strategies to create personally meaningful photographs, which we will share in this poster presentation. Through photography shows and sales at Daemen and at the Seneca Street Church, we raised $925 for their after-school program. As a result of the artistic success they achieved through documenting the beauty in their neighborhood, students developed a stronger sense of confidence and pride. In a twist, these students taught us the beauty of being a teacher. As a result of this experience, we have developed a stronger sense of confidence and are proud of their successes as student-photographers and our successes as student-teachers.