Archive for 2011

“… Kristina Block stepped to the stage and opened her speech with an apology.”

Last updated: Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Written by Kat Vellos, Program Director At the beginning of our Advanced Black & White end-of-quarter show, Kristina Block stepped to the stage and opened her speech with an apology. She apologized for not having much voice to speak with, because she had spent the afternoon in a student walkout at Garfield High School, protesting
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End-Of-Quarter Show: Advanced B&W

Last updated: Thursday, October 27, 2011

Join us on Wednesday 11/30 from 5:30-7pm for the Opening Reception of the Advanced Black-&-White Photography class’ exhibit, “Struggle.” Each student will present on their collection of 3-6 photos on their individual exploration of the topic “Struggle” that they explored during Fall Quarter, Sept-Dec 2011. The exhibit will be on display at Douglass-Truth Library located
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4th Annual Bowl-a-thon!

Last updated: Thursday, October 6, 2011

Once again, we at Youth in Focus are calling on staff, students, parents/caregivers, volunteers, our board, and YOU to create income for Youth in Focus during our traditionally slow year-end funding period. Please help us make this important fundraiser successful by bowling with us! The Info: 4th Annual Black and White Bowl-a-thon: Strike a Pose
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Alumnus in Focus: Jaesun Easton

Last updated: Thursday, October 6, 2011

Written by Sam Smith, Teaching Artist and Program Deputy Way back in 2006, when I first started working at YIF, I had the pleasure of being a mentor in an Advanced Black & White elective course, called Picturing My History, in which students explored their own identities and ancestries. Prior to the start of the
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Share the work, grow the impact.

Last updated: Thursday, October 6, 2011

For many quarters, YIF’s core photography classes at our 2100 Building home have been full.  That means four times a year we offer six classes in film and digital photography and, each quarter, all 56 slots are filled. As proud as we are about what Youth in Focus is able to accomplish, we realize we’re
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Cameras on the Radio

Last updated: Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Youth in Focus was just the recipient of a fabulous story on local NPR affiliate, KPLU 88.5 FM. The story “Youth in Focus: A story that lens itself to art” aired on Monday 8/22 and you can listen to it on the KPLU website. Reporter Florangela Davila visited our Storefront in Pioneer Square and our
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20 Paces Project

Last updated: Friday, August 5, 2011

Come down to 604 2nd Avenue and be a part of our “20 Paces Project”! You can: Grab a camera and shoot a picture to add to the wall, or Be photographed by a YIF student for the “20 Faces” component of the project It’s happening every Wed-Sun from 3-7pm. Stop by and see us
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YIF Storefront Party!

Last updated: Friday, August 5, 2011

This summer our students have been flexing their digital photography skills for our 20 Paces project in the vacant storefront located at 604 2nd Avenue in Pioneer Square. On First Thursday September 1st, we’re having a huge party and selling all the photos shot by the students during the project. We want as many people
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First Thursday at YIF Storefront

Last updated: Friday, August 5, 2011

YIF’s Storefront is a part of Seattle’s First Thursday ArtWalk in Pioneer Square. Tonight from 5-9pm is the wrap party and mega-sale of all the images in our 20 Paces Project. Join us and take home some fabulous art; all images priced $2-$20.

Opening Reception: End-of-Quarter: Advanced B&W

Last updated: Friday, August 5, 2011

Opening Reception of the End-of-Quarter show for the Advanced B&W class from Summer Quarter 2011. The work will be on exhibit on the main level of the Douglass-Truth Library. Exhibit viewing opens at 5:30pm followed by a student presentation in the conference room at 6pm. Free and open to the public.