SPARK Photo Festival presents SPARK Newcomer Children's Photography Project

Date:Until Sunday, April 30, 2017
Location:    Brant Basics Office Supply (296 George St. N., Peterborough)
The Newcomer Children’s Photography Project began in July 2016 and this year, wraps with a SPARK/New Canadians Centre community exhibit. The project is designed to inspire young people to explore and connect with Canadian culture, language, and the environment through hands-on photographic instruction and activity. Each child was loaned a camera to record their activities, friends and family, or any other subject they are interested in documenting. The children and their parents received instruction in camera operation, basic photographic principles and composition, and visual literacy by SPARK volunteers during a four-week summer camp. After the summer, the group met once a month to review the most recent photos they had taken. A preview of this exhibit was also shown during ReFrame. The project will continue with a second summer camp scheduled to start in July, 2017. Check SPARK website for exhibition hours of operation. Opening reception April 1st, 3 to 5 p.m.