"Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is the progress. Working together is success." -Henry Ford
The Community Lens students at Providence College have been busy in class talking about ways in which photography can be used to build up and empower communities and learning camera functions. We have also been sharing some of our own photography with one another on themes that we hope to introduce to our Young Artists. This semester's Community Lens is not only excited to announce the start of our collaboration with the Young Artist of Providence but also the beginning of a new partnership with Mt. Pleasant Library. As well as introducing our new partnership, we are excited to announce the continuation of our partnership with Providence CityArts!
On Wednesday, September 27th the group of Providence College students that are going to be working with Mt. Pleasant Library had the opportunity to get orientated with the organization. We spent sometime learning about the Library, going over some important ground rules, and then got a little tour of the space. Afterwards, we went around the Library introducing ourselves to the youth in the library to spread the word about the upcoming photography course that we would be facilitating. At the end we decided to do a little walking tour of the neighborhood and checked out the community around Mt. Pleasant. The students working with CityArts! had a similar orientation on Friday, September 29th.
The Providence College students are all thrilled to begin our work with the Young Artists of Providence and cannot wait to share with you our journey of community photo storytelling.
Also!!! Mark your calendars now! This years exhibition reception will take place at Providence CityArts in South Providence on Thursday, November 30th.
Kristen Lawler, Providence College Class of 2018, Global Studies Major and Spanish Minor