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First Exposures, SF Camerawork’s mentoring program for at-risk youth, celebrates its 10th anniversary with a retrospective exhibition based on the recently published book, titled First Exposures. The exhibition, Developing History, features work created by the sixteen Bay Area students who worked on the book in 2006 as well as archival images from the program’s rich past.

The students were paired with adult photographers who served as mentors and taught them the basic skills required to express themselves and portray their daily lives in the book. The exhibition will highlight selections from these projects including a poignant piece by 16-year-old Jontonnette Clark dealing with the death of her grandmother and 15-year-old Daniella Espinoza’s personal series about life in Bayview. Says Dijorn Cole, First Exposures student, age 15, “My camera is my third eye, First Exposures is my second home, photography – my first love.”

The exhibition opening reception is January 4, 2007 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM and will be on display through February 24, 2007.

Official Website: http://sfcamerawork.org/press/press_developing_history.html

Added by homesliced on December 27, 2006