T E A C H I N G
FOCUS YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHY
FROM OAKLAND TO ACCRA AND BACK
Working with Oakland’s Museum of Children’s Art and Cole Elementary School, the FOCUS program (helmed by photographer Carolyn Carr) was committed to offering high-quality photo education to young people from underserved communities.
From Oakland to Accra and Back was a yearlong, self-documentary photography and writing project for FOCUS students in 2004. The project featured an exchange of images and writing with students from the Junior Art Club, an after-school arts program led by Kelvin Asare-Williams in Accra, Ghana. In the project, students determined which aspects of their lives they wanted to document and share with young people living in another part of the world. The exchange culminated with an exhibition of work created by both groups at the Oakland Museum of Children's Art.
The following are a few images from this exhibit: