Today's world is one of Global Diversity. Children's neighborhoods are much larger than they might first appear and the importance of understanding each other across oceans, bridges, freeways and even streets has never been more necessary or possible. The evolution of art media in the 21st century has opened up a world of possibilities as we embark on a journey to provide young people with the opportunity to learn photography while engaging with notions of culture, community and identity. The artistic eye is a universal perspective that is uniquely authentic to each individual. When developed properly, it can become the basis for a process of understanding that allows people of many worlds to recognize and appreciate the humanity in others.
The essence of this project is young people and photography- utilizing artistic reflections in developing a sense of creative expression and self-understanding while inducing cultural exchange between economic and culturally diverse students locally as well as internationally.