Exposures is a cross-cultural exchange program that establishes the arts as a common language among youth from diverse communities. Programming is based in artistic collaboration and exchange, and is intended to facilitate creative cross-cultural dialogue and experiences that lead to a better understanding of our diverse communities and cultures.
Exposures is designed to increase dialogue about and understanding of our cultural and personal stories. Guided by the principle that positive social and economic change rests on a foundation of understanding and respect, particularly of varied communities and cultures, Exposures creates opportunities essential for youth to cross geographic and cultural borders as they develop and exchange their perspectives, experiences and artistic skills. Utilizing photography and other arts as a common language, participants from diverse landscapes and communities develop a visual and analytical vocabulary for apprehending their own experience and that of others, and together experience the facility of these tools for personal and cultural expression. Exposures participants are inspired to collaboratively realize their assets, voice their perspectives and experience their capability in contributing to arts, culture and social dialogue.
Exposures was developed collaboratively by directors of The In-Sight Photography Project and the Hall Farm Center, both Vermont-based non profit arts organizations. Programming began in 2001 with a retreat in southern Vermont for young photographers from In-Sight (Brattleboro, Vermont) and International Center for Photography at The Point (Bronx, NY)…
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The Exposures Summer Program consists of three weeks of intensive cross-cultural and photography programming. Participants from throughout the country meet in South Dakota where they will live together in dorm housing, cook and clean together, get to know one another, and work on collaborative projects…