In-Sight Photography Project Brings Award-Winning Climate Change Film to Brattleboro

Join us at Brattleboro’s Latchis Theater -- Sunday, September 24th at 4:00 p.m. -- for a screening of Chasing Ice, the third feature in our film series, “Great Pictures.”

The highly acclaimed film tells the story of a team of photographers that captured the first visual evidence of climate change through time-lapse photography of disappearing glaciers. Its first showing in the Brattleboro area will take place at the Latchis Theater in Brattleboro on Sunday, September 24 at 4 p.m. The film runs 75 minutes and is rated PG-13. Chasing Ice was filmed in Alaska, Bolivia, Canada, Denmark, Greenland and Iceland and has won many awards, including for Excellence in Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival and Best Adventure Film at the Boulder International Film Festival.   The film, which showcases the ingenious time-lapse photography of award-winning natural environment photographer and author of ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers, James Balog was produced and directed by cinematographer Jeff Orlowski, whose work has been shown on the National Geographic Channel, CNN, NBC, and has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Popular Mechanics and on NPR.   In-Sight asks for a donation at the door of $10 with a suggested student donation of $5. All proceeds go to support In-Sight scholarships for participants in all its programs that for 25 years have been offered without regard for ability to pay.  

The highly acclaimed film tells the story of a team of photographers that captured the first visual evidence of climate change through time-lapse photography of disappearing glaciers. Its first showing in the Brattleboro area will take place at the Latchis Theater in Brattleboro on Sunday, September 24 at 4 p.m. The film runs 75 minutes and is rated PG-13.

Chasing Ice was filmed in Alaska, Bolivia, Canada, Denmark, Greenland and Iceland and has won many awards, including for Excellence in Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival and Best Adventure Film at the Boulder International Film Festival.  

The film, which showcases the ingenious time-lapse photography of award-winning natural environment photographer and author of ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers, James Balog was produced and directed by cinematographer Jeff Orlowski, whose work has been shown on the National Geographic Channel, CNN, NBC, and has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Popular Mechanics and on NPR.  

In-Sight asks for a donation at the door of $10 with a suggested student donation of $5. All proceeds go to support In-Sight scholarships for participants in all its programs that for 25 years have been offered without regard for ability to pay.

 

Apply now for the 2017 Exposures Summer Program

Applications are now open for the 2017 Exposures Cross-Cultural Youth Arts Summer Program.

This year the program will take place on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota from July 22 – Saturday August 12.

Youth ages 15-21 from diverse regions and cultures come together for 3 weeks of arts and cultural programming with accomplished professionals.
Participants live and work together on photography skills, project fieldwork, and trips to local sites and events.
All interested youth are invited to apply, regardless of ability to pay. Many participants receive full or partial scholarship. Tuition includes room, board, and transportation.
Applications will begin to be reviewed on February 15, 2017, and monthly thereafter until spots are filled.

High School A Cappella

Taking the stage on Friday, February 3, at 8:00pm, six regional high school a cappella groups will give a rousing concert at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Started more than a decade ago in anticipation of Saturday’s collegiate concert at the Latchis, the High School A Cappella Concert gets rave reviews each year. All proceeds benefit the In-Sight Photography Project.

The line-up for Friday evening includes two top-notch high school ensembles – the BUHS Madrigals and the Leland & Gray Rebel Clefs – and four student-directed independent groups from the Brattleboro area – Renegade, Shoulder Narrows, Spiralia, and Xpressivo. General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are available at the door on a first-come first-served basis. Seating is limited, with some standing room available.

Madrigals is a group of auditioned singers that rehearses weekly at Brattleboro Union High School under the direction of chorus teacher Patty Meyer. Students earn credit for this class and perform in a variety of venues, including school concerts, madrigal festivals, school assemblies, and town events. The Madrigals perform songs from many styles, including but not limited to madrigals from the Renaissance, from which they took their name.

Rebel Clefs is an a cappella group from Leland & Gray Union High School. They sing a wide variety of music from madrigals to current pop hits as well as music from many world cultures. They meet once a week under the direction of Ron Kelley.

Renegade, an all-girls, student-run a cappella group, has members hailing from different high schools in the area! They’ve been singing together since 2009, always keeping in mind the fun and love that singing brings and hoping this shows through in their performances!

Shoulder Narrows is an all-male student-run a cappella group from BUHS! “We perform vocal music from a wide variety of genres, and add our own personal flavor to both old classics and new hits!”

Spiralia is an all-girls student-run a cappella group from the Windham county area. “We perform at a variety of venues as we love to share our music.” Their cover songs range from pop to jazz, classic rock and more. Spiralia has been singing together since 2008.

 

Xpressivo is a student-run coed a cappella group based in the Brattleboro area.  Founded in 2012, the group has featured a wide variety of music, mainly within the pop/rock genre.  “We've had so much fun preparing this material for you all and we hope you enjoy the concert!”

 

“This concert is about high school kids raising money to help other high school kids!” says emcee Dede Cummings, who founded the annual Friday evening event a decade ago in support of In-Sight, which offers its programs regardless of ability to pay. “Everyone who wants to take a photography class is welcomed and cherished at In-Sight,” according to executive director Teta Hilsdon. “A wide community of caring people make this possible – like the kids who perform in the concert and the friends and families who come to see them. Thank you all!”

The High School A Cappella Concert is sponsored by Commonwealth Dairy and Business & Tax Consultants. The venue is provided courtesy of the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. All admission fees and program ads benefit the In-Sight Photography Project scholarship fund.


The In-Sight Photography Project and its Exposures Cross-Cultural Youth Arts Program empower youth, through photography, to find their own creative voices and to communicate their unique personal visions. Classes in photographic arts are provided regardless of ability to pay. Curriculum is guided by understanding and respect for individuals, communities, and cultures. Spring classes start February 6 for youth ages 11-18, and registration is open at www.insightphotography.org. Applications for the Exposures Cross-Cultural Youth Arts Summer Program are available now for youth ages 15-21 at www.exposuresprogram.org. For more information, please call (802) 251-9960 or email info@insight-photography.org.