About the Book
For a week in August thirteen children from the Capuchin “Rosa Parks Youth Program” became photographers. Many of these kids had never held a camera in their hands and they were all provided with brand new digital cameras to use, thanks to the generosity of a grant from Target corporation, the Aline Underhill Orton Foundation, and several local donors. Every day the children were given a small lecture about different photographic themes. Afterwards it was time to test their new knowledge. The children were taken on several field trips (The Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village, Belle Isle and the Heidelberg project) and also converted the Rosa Park facilities into a (semi) professional portrait studio. At the end of the day the instructors reviewed all the pictures (over 4000 all together) and picked the best ones to discuss with the kids. The photographs in the exhibition were chosen by the children themselves from a pool of the best pictures they took during the week. The workshop and exhibition was taught and curated by Nina Goebel and Colt Weatherston.