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Adults and seniors face many of the same integration challenges when building community connections as newcomer youth and children do. This project was conceived to inspire adults and seniors to learn about and connect with their new home, explore and connect with Canadian culture, language, the environment, and the people of our community through photographic instruction, practice and critique, storytelling, exhibit materials preparation, installation, and public presentation at a SPARK exhibit.
For the adults, the program instruction dug deep into the operation of the camera, allowing the photographer to take full control and advantage of their “light writing” tool.
Each week students were tasked with a photographic assignment from which they choose 3 images to be printed. Students discuss the “proof” prints with energy and enthusiasm as they master not just the technical language, but also the visual language of photography.
Virendrakumar Pandey, Vicky Huong Bui, Yaris Hernandes Ravelo, Ariyakutty Piratheepan, Dasharathbhai Nathalal Patel, Jose Alberto Luna Ortega, Ozzy Jair Garcia Gutierrez, Kaveh Sarami Foroushani, Maribel Del Socorro Puetra Castrillon