Featuring student photographers: Skylar Graham, Caitlin Chung, Penny Juarez, Abe Kaye, Jay Lassiter, Lauren Nehorai, Mimi Offor, Grace Swift
Harvard Westlake and On-Sight Aperture
Joe Medina and Alice Proujansky
Photo educator Joe Medina and his students will share how they worked with Aperture teaching artist Alice Proujansky and the Aperture On Sight curriculum as a touchstone to help teenagers develop Sense of Place photography projects and initiate a photo based collaboration between two very different school cultures in Los Angeles titled #YOURTURN.
This panel is part of Photoville LA Education Day, and open only to participants of this program. To learn more and register, please go here.
Students from the private Harvard-Westlake School collaborated with students from the Humanitas Academy of Art and Technology (HAAT,) a public high school in East LA, for “A Sense of Community,” a 21st-century, vibrant documentary portrait of where “we” live, covering a wide range of territory–from teenagers on the west side of Los Angeles to teenagers living in Boyle Heights.
This collaboration is directed by Joe Medina, photography teacher at Harvard-Westlake, and Adriana Yugovich, photography teacher at HAAT. For the purposes of #YOURTURN our students have used the medium of photography to cross the external physical borders in the city of Los Angeles and identify the borders created within themselves.