Photo Diaries

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Photo Diaries

June 11, 2021 - July 11, 2021

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Philadelphia Latinx and Black students exhibit photographs of their COVID stories; send messages of Solitude, Pain, and Hope.

Photography Without Borders partners with Taller Puertorriqueno to present images from the Photo Diaries class through the Youth Artist Workshop this June. The Children & Youth Create Art exhibit includes students’ experiences during the COVID-19 quarantine. The powerful images and stories the students share on these walls allow us a glimpse into their lives and how they, their families, and others in Philadelphia are coping with this historic pandemic.

While most students struggled adapting to virtual learning, these young artists found refuge in photography and created some of their most powerful work. The exhibit showcases photography by students from Kensington Health & Science Academy, Aspira Charter, Parkway Center City Middle College, Community College of Philadelphia, Commonwealth Charter Academy, Williamstown High School, and The Pathway School. The collaboration is a natural fit between the photography organization and Latinx cultural art center, which both empower youth.

This program was made possible by generous support from the Forman Family Foundation grant.

Photography Without Borders empowers youth to tell their powerful stories through photography to a wider audience.

“I’m not afraid to show my feelings – my work is my blood, sweat, and tears. I put in so much effort; I share my emotions by showing my photos. I want this to be my profession, I want to do this forever.”
John Arroyo, 11th grade, The Pathway School (photographer of featured image)

The exhibit opening reception is on Friday, June 25, 2021 from 5 – 8 pm and the show runs through July 24, 2021.


June 11, 2021
July 11, 2021
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Taller Puertorriqueño
2557 N. Fifth Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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