Opening | Photographing Community: A Student Lens on Democracy

Monday, Apr 15, 2024

Photo Credit: Amelia Hanes, December 24, 2023 in Philadelphia

Monday, April 15
6:15 pm ET
In Person at The Weitzman (5th and Market) – Dell Theater (Program) and 2nd Floor Atrium (Installation)
FREE | Registration Required

Photographing Community: A Student Lens on Democracy
On view April 15 through May 12, 2024
2nd Floor Atrium

Free With Registration

58 Central High School students captured, in photographs and writing, their beliefs, their values and ideals, and their sometimes challenging critiques of their own communities and of our American society.   

Please join us at the opening, which will feature four students who will speak about their experience with this project, their individual work, and aspects of their personal story as it relates to their communities, citizenship, and care. Their photographs are inspired by the national multiplatform documentary initiative, American Creed, which looks at how communities around the United States express foundational democratic ideals. Our Central High School students are among the first to respond to this national effort.

Jace Charger, a Lakota community leader featured in the forthcoming PBS series American Creed, inspired students at Philadelphia’s Central High School to take their own photos exploring intersections of community and care.