Oh SNAP! Urban Youth Photography Project

Oh Snap! is an international photography project (Canada, Jamaica, Ghana, Mali and others) that I developed to assist young artists living in a digital age so they could learn the historical, foundation and fundamentals of  photography.

Starting with 16th – 17th century Camera obscuras used to form images on walls in darkened rooms; image formation via a pinhole cameras, to 1900’s Kodak Brownie box roll-film camera introduced by Kodak, super 8mm film rolling into film, 120/620 film, 35mm film and straight into our digital era. Children will have the opportunity to learn and take their own digital photos.

Through the use of a wide range of photography books/magazines, documentaries, hands-on exploration, children will be exposed to a wide range of photography styles and mediums. This project allows youth to analyze and develop a critical eye to the world around them and take a leadership role in documenting their communities, environment and controlling their own images and self-representation.