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Mayor Walsh announces enrollment for BCYF's Snap Shot Teen photography program

April 28, 2015

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 unique opportunity will allow students to learn about photography and look at the world through a creative lens," said Mayor Walsh. "Thank you to John Hancock’s MLK Scholars Program for supporting this initiative for Boston's future leaders.”

Every week the instructor chooses a topic/style in photography and teaches the youth different techniques, equipment and conceptual aspects in relationship to it. The instructor also introduces 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.  The program also includes field trips to different neighborhoods in Boston.  At the end of the summer, their work will be showcased at an exhibition.

The program will run from Monday, July 6 through Friday, August 21.  Participants will work 20 hours each week.  Interested young people can apply by visiting and clicking the “summer” link for the application.  For more information, contact Debra.Cave@Boston.Gov.