Arab American National Museum Present 2011 SURA Arts Academy Student Photography Exhibition

. September 7, 2011 . 0 Comments

THe Arab American National Museum present 2011 SURA Arts Academy Student Photography Exhibition on view Sept. 17-Nov. 27, 2011.

How do today’s young people view their families, friends and their neighborhoods? How do they deal with meeting different kinds of people? How can a camera help kids learn a new skill and see the community around them with a fresh perspective? Explore these topics and more by viewing photographs and short animated films by middle school students from Detroit and Dearborn in the 2011 SURA Arts Academy Student Photography Exhibition.

The public is invited to a free opening reception noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, featuring complimentary refreshments and live entertainment.

SURA Arts Academy – a 2008 winner of the prestigious Coming Up Taller Award from the President’s Committee on Arts and the Humanities – helps local middle school students learn to interact with an increasingly diverse world. The free after-school program offers the use of a digital camera, professional instruction, field trips and discussions conducted in a safe, welcoming environment, during academic-year and summer-camp sessions.

During the 2011 Spring semester, SURA students studied and experimented with stop-motion animation, in addition to still photography. Student works in both mediums comprise the exhibition. When SURA resumes, the fall semester will focus on still photography, while the upcoming spring semester will place an emphasis on documentary-style videography.

Image: Arab American National Museum

Category: Photography

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