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BCYF's Snap Shot Teen Photography Program now accepting applications

April 28, 2014

Looking for a great summer job? Boston youth ages 16-18 are invited to apply now for the BCYF Snap Shot Teen Photography Program.

Made possible via a partnership between Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) and the John Hancock MLK Summer Scholars Program, the BCYF Snap Shot program teaches youth about photography while they take “photo safaris” exploring Boston’s neighborhoods, museums and historic sites.  The young people also photograph many BCYF community centers, programs and events.

Every week the teacher chooses a topic/style in photography and teaches the youth different techniques, equipment and conceptual aspects in relationship to it. They also introduce them to a variety of professional photographers that are well-known in that specific style. The youth look at books and websites and visit exhibitions in art galleries and museums around town.  At the same time, they take daily field trips to different neighborhoods in Boston where they follow assignments in which they try to photograph according to that style.  At the end of the summer, their work will be showcased at an exhibition.

The program will run from Monday, July 7th through Friday, August 22nd.  Participants will work 20 hours each week.  Interested young people can apply by visiting and clicking the “summer” link for the application.