“See the Change: Be the Change” is a youth photography project that promotes creative expression, nurtures self-esteem, encourages literacy, and empowers at-risk youth to envision a brighter future for themselves. Five sessions will consist of two training workshops, two photo shoots, a final workshop and the culmination of the project includes a grand photo exhibit and reception.
The Community Cultural Connections Grant from Arts Build assisted with funding this project directed by the Future Is Ours/ Chattanooga Gang Task Force.
One photographer will be selected to lead the training workshops and facilitate the photo shoots while providing encouragement and support to the young people.
Photographers should submit examples of their work and a description of previous experience working with at-risk youth. Photographers must also explain how they will lead the photography clinics and empower youth participants. Applicants will undergo a background check. Individuals who have served time for crimes against women or children are not eligible.
Submission should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 11 or mailed to:
The Future Is Ours/ Chattanooga Gang Task Force
1001 Lindsay Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
The photographer for this project will be awarded $600 for instruction and guidance. Payment will be in two installments. The first payment of $300 will be awarded after the second clinic is completed. The remaining $300 will be awarded at end of the final clinic. This project will be completed by June 1, 2013.