The ten apprentices at Snap! Photography have worked tirelessly over the past six weeks to create a photo series that coincides with the Amistad Center’s exhibition “This is My Story, This is My Song: Writers, Musicians, and the Black Freedom Struggle.” The apprentices were asked to explore and capture their own story in their photography and share it with others while also learning about every detail that goes into making a great image. Snap! Photography is a part of the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s Neighborhood Studios teen apprentice program.
With guidance from Master Teaching artist Caleb Portfolio and Studio Assistant Molly McGuire, the apprentices were able to use many different photography techniques and styles to help convey their story. Through lessons in Photoshop and dark room photography, each apprentice has developed a unique style that radiates from their photos.
Each apprentice has shared one photograph from their collection that they feel best showcases their abilities and story.
“I can see my growth as a photographer; being able to affect my audience with at least one of my pictures is one of the best things that I got out of the program. In my series, I express my feeling of containment that my ADHD medication creates, and my ability to break that barrier.” – Logan Lovett, Hartford, CT
“My story works with the idea of not letting people around you confine you into something you don’t want to be.” – Lauren Cassot, Simsbury, CT