Monday, February 04, 2008

Through Their Eyes

Check out this youtube video above. A friend of mine from Marlboro has been working with this photography program in nearby Brattleboro, Vermont for some time now. They teach teenagers photography skills and send them out into the community to tell their story through this medium. The program, In-Sight Photography has a great webpage with more examples of the wonderful work they do. Seeing the world through adolescents' eyes is very revealing. They have so many the adult skills, but not have all the social editing habits that force so many adults to be less truthful. A big hand for all of the people who work to give teenagers a true voice of their own. I think these voices are the foundation of civic engagement and, ultimately, a real democracy.