The Youth Photography Project was established in 2016 to promote photography as a tool of self expression and to give voice to the youth of Wilson NC. The young photographers have the opportunity to document their surroundings using the latest Canon camera equipment . Each year our young photographers amaze us with their tenacity in capturing fresh visions of the world. The resulting photographs are exhibited, featured on our website, and archived by the  Imagination Station Science and History Museum.
The workshop runs for 3 hours and covers basic photography techniques including composition and creative observation. Students receive instruction from alumni of the Columbia College Chicago Photography Department and internationally acclaimed photographers who are participating in the Eyes on Main Street Wilson Outdoor Photography Festival. 
The Youth Photography Project has delivered workshops to the following groups: Eastern NC School for the Deaf, Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Wilson, Save A Youth and The SPOT.
Please use the submission form below to submit your groups interest to be apart of this project.
Our group is happy to discuss partnerships with other school programs and photography festivals.
Thank you!

This project is generously supported by the Columbia College Chicago
Diane  Dammeyer Initiative

Diane Dammeyer is a philanthropic photographer who collaborates with individuals and non-profit institutions to promote human equality and social awareness through the power of visual storytelling

We thank Canon USA for their partnership in making this workshop possible for the youth of Wilson

Thanks to the team at Imagination Station for their support and partnership

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