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Gallery Show for BHS Photography Students

Belmont High School Photographers Show

August 1 - August 31, 2013 & Reception on August 1 at 6:30pm (http://belmontmedia.org/gallery#upcoming)

In the winter and spring of the 2012 - 2013 school year, the students in Belmont High School's Photography III Honors class undertook a group project to shoot in the style of the late Belmont photographer, Paula Lerner.  Each student studied Ms. Lerner's photography through her publications and chose an aspect or aspects of her portfolio to explore and attempt to emulate.  Each student wrote reflectively on Ms. Lerner's style and worked with her or his peers to evaluate the progress made from frame to frame and roll to roll. As they worked to understand another photographer's style, the students gained insight into the development of their own vision and voice.  The images are the culmination of this exercise as well as the beginning of a tribute to its source - Paula Lerner.

This exhibition of student work, "Connections:  A Tribute to Paula Lerner" is the result of the generosity of many parties.  It began with the donation of a collection of camera and darkroom equipment to the Belmont High School photography program by Paula Lerner.  Ms. Lerner, a Belmont resident, gave her equipment to the student photographers at Belmont High School shortly before she passed away, and in an attempt to both acknowledge and honor her generosity, Andrew Roy, one of the photography teachers at Belmont High School, wrote a grant proposal to the Foundation for Belmont Education to supplement the donated equipment as well as pay tribute to the life, work, and generosity of Paula Lerner.  The Foundation for Belmont Education approved the grant and through their funding and support, the students created a new collective body of images inspired by Paula Lerner's photography and, in some cases, photographed with her equipment.  The administration of Belmont High School further supported this endeavor and, finally, the Belmont Media Center has provided additional support through the promotion and hosting of this exhibition.  Without the generosity and support of so many, the work you see today would not exist, but it all began with the selfless gift of Ms. Paula Lerner.  It is in her memory and in tribute to her life that we present "Connections:  A Tribute to Paula Lerner".  Thank you for becoming part of this ongoing gift.

Add to your calendar: iCal 8/1/2013 12:00 AM to 8/31/2013 12:00 AM