The Trippe Gallery is very excited to be hosting the Talbot Mentors Photography and Poetry Project in 2018. And the Spy spent a few minutes checking out these wonderful beginner photographs.
Nine Talbot Mentors youth have been working on a photography-and-poetry project, a six-week affair with mentors and mentees getting together once a week. Each mentee was given two disposable cameras and a “scavenger hunt” list of things to shoot, from family members to representation of the broader communities they live in. Beyond the list, the kids could photograph whatever they like. The purpose of the project, to develop a stronger relationship between mentor and mentee while providing a meaningful focus on self-discovery through artistic expression.
If you are unfamiliar with Talbot Mentors, it is a non-profit, that matches adults with children for a one-to-one mentoring experience. Talbot mentors creates bonds that unleash potential. Every young person has boundless potential. Talbot Mentor volunteers connect with youth to help them unearth the capacity within and to explore and learn from each other’s worlds.
Executive Director, Gerson Martinez states ” “Talbot Mentors exists to support the self-awareness, self-confidence, and growth of our children, and to connect them to our larger community.””
The Talbot Mentors photography-and poetry project is drawing to a close. The pictures taken by the kids will be showcased at The Trippe Gallery in Easton during the First Friday Gallery Walk on Friday, June 1st from 5-7pm. The gallery os located at 23 N Harrison St. For more information, please call 410-310-8727.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a mentor or would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to the work of Talbot Mentors, please visit www.talbotmentors.org ,or call the office at 410-770-5999.