Featuring work by: Students of IN-Tech Academy MS/HS 368
Faces of Us is a student project that delves into the power of portraits as a means to capture a unique moment and convey personal narratives. This student-led exhibition features a thoughtfully curated collection of portraits, some of which are accompanied by a text by the artist that sheds light on their journeys, perspectives, and identities and those of their subjects.
Each portrait and photo is crafted to depict not just the physical features of the subject but also to convey their emotions, expressions, and inner worlds. The project seeks to unveil the person, their vulnerabilities, strengths, and complexities, and reveal some of the stories that shape their lives.
For a couple of these photo projects students were invited to share their personal narratives with accompanying text in which they could express their thoughts, memories, and reflections. These narratives provide a powerful context for the portraits, giving viewers a deeper understanding of the subjects and their perspectives.
Faces of Us aims to highlight a variety of experiences and foster empathy and understanding among viewers. It encourages introspection and reflection on our own stories and the stories of others, celebrating the richness and complexity of the human spirit. The exhibition provides a unique opportunity for the student photographers to showcase their artistic talents and their experiences and vision in a compelling and meaningful way.
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Faces of Us: Portraits and Personal Narratives
Featuring: Various Artists
Curated by: Chris Parkman
LocationsView Location Details IN-Tech Academy MS/HS 368 Number 77 on the official photoville map Click to download this year's map
Recipient of the 2023 Photoville & PhotoWings Educator Exhibition Grant