"Through the Eyes of Street Youth."
I haven’t updated my blog for a while; it was not because I don't have new work to post, I was just trying to find my direction, trying out something else and set some new goals for myself. No matter what the new goals are, it won’t stop my passion in doing art and photography.
Besides hiding behind the camera and work on my computer every day, I also enjoy being an audience and go see how other artists do their works. In the last couple weeks, I met a few talented artists in town, I can’t compare, and they inspired me in so many ways, not only their incredible talents, but also their great personality as well.
One of the significant event I participated this week should be the “Transitional Youth’s Annual Banquet”. Featuring a series edition prints from the “Through the Eyes of Street Youth.” photo documentary project. This artwork, shot by Portland’s street youth in collaboration with local photographers, chronicles daily life for homeless and at-risk youth in Portland. These photographers did such a great job by telling these stories through their lens. These pictures are not those head shots in the studio. The photographers actually spend time with the homeless youth, to know them, to be their friends, capture the moment, and capture the story.
You may go to their website: www.transitionalyouth.org or their facebook page to check out the photos and more info about the organization.
Special thanks to Joanne Criscione, who invited me to this wonderful event. Joanne, you have such a big heart!