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These are just some of the words that the eighteen teens used to describe their 10-session photography workshop this summer. Nicolle Driscoll, a local photographer and videographer, worked with the teens in a series of ten-sessions exploring light writing, creating stop-motion animation scenes out of clay, doing a photo scavenger hunt, and making cyan type sun prints.
The teens were part of The Mint Museum's NexGen Mint and Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club new photography club. The summer project launched as community outreach as part of the Here & Now: 80 Years of Photography at the Mint, curated by the Mint's President & CEO, Dr. Kathleen Jameson.
The concept for the photography outreach program came from a local teen. Kathyrine Hankin, a rising tenth-grader at Charlotte Country Day School, started “Mind to Heart,” a community service organization for peer to peer academic tutoring at the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club on Marsh Road. Kathyrine wanted to provide a creative expression outlet to teens at the club and approached the Mint's educators to ask if they could help partner on the project.