Youth in Focus: Emotional Pain

December 1 to 17, 2009

The students of Youth in Focus' Advanced Digital Photography class explore the inner workings and outer manifestations of Emotional Pain in their Fall 2009 show. This class was sponsored by Adobe Youth Voices and taught by professional photographer C.B. Bell. Youth in Focus uses photography as a medium to help urban teens explore their artistic vision and expand their self-expression. The award winning program has built partnerships with several community organizations in order to help young people document their perspectives and YIF encourages young photographers to draw upon their experiences, cultures, and communities as a source of inspiration. Youth In Focus participants, under the tutelage of local fine arts photographers, photojournalists and mentors, have created a magnificently textured body of work that documents their experiences and captures the world of Seattle’s urban youth.

Images by Luke C (top right), Sabine G (top left), Michelle R (middle), and May-Lannie L (bottom)