The Urban Studio just completed session 1 of Picture the Future, a two-week, Intro to Black-and-White photography program for teens. The program revolved around the four central themes of self, family, community, and dreams, and the teen's experiences in PTF as well as their resulting photographs reflect these concepts. To find inspiration and subject matter for photographs, Picture the Future took field trips to places like the City Museum, Laumeier sculpture garden, and the Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing, and also had professional artists and photographers visit to talk about their work. Taking the picture is only a sliver of the process in Black and White photography; the participants also spent every day in the Wash U. darkroom developing their own film and printing their black-and-white masterpieces. Check back soon for student photographs!
Our group hangs out under an awning during the rain delay of our Delmar Loop field trip:
The Laumeier Sculpture garden provides incredible inspiration:
Nehamiah enjoys the bike ride to the Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing:
Charlotte takes time out from the ball pit at City Museum to snap some photos.