Mayor Walsh announces enrollment for BCYF's Snap Shot teen photography program
May 6, 2016
Mayor Martin J. Wash is encouraging Boston youth ages 16-18 to apply now for Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Snap Shot Teen Photography Program. This unique summer job program is made possible via a partnership between BCYF and the John Hancock MLK Summer Scholars Program. The BCYF Snap Shot program teaches youth about photography while they explore Boston’s neighborhoods, museums and historic sites. The young people also photograph many BCYF community centers, programs and events.
“This is a great summer employment opportunity for teens that are interested in learning photography while exploring our City and making new friends," said Mayor Walsh. "Thank you to John Hancock’s MLK Scholars Program for supporting this program.”
A professional photographer teaches the program. Participants learn about different techniques, equipment and concepts. They are also introduced to a variety of professional photographers through books, websites and exhibitions in art galleries and museums around Boston. The program also includes field trips to different neighborhoods in Boston. At the end of the summer, their work is showcased at an exhibition.
The program will run from Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, August 19. Participants will work 20 hours each week. Interested young people can apply by visiting Boston.Gov/BCYF and clicking the “summer” link for the application. Deadline for applying is May 20. For more information, contact Donna.Reeves@Boston.Gov.