Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Changing Face of Homelessness: A Collection of Portraits by Santa Clara University Photography Students

I'd like to invite you to attend an exhibit of photographs by students from Santa Clara College.

The exhibit, The Changing Face of Homelessness: A Collection of Portraits by Santa Clara University Photography Students
is in the 


Louie Meager Art Gallery of the Smith Center at Ohlone College, 43600 Mission Blvd. Fremont, California 94539
Reception Saturday April 28th from 6-8PM.
 

There will food, a jazz musician and Ohlone's Annual Dance Recital begins at 8:00pm in the Jackson Theatre across the hall.

This exhibit is open to all!

Here's a bit more about it:

The Changing Face of Homelessness features a collection of portraits created by Santa Clara University students who enrolled in the course Exploring Society through Photography, taught by Renee Billingslea from 2006-2011. In addition to learning camera function and examining ethics in photography, students visited local shelters and got to know individuals and families experiencing extreme poverty. Midway through the quarter, students held a "portrait day" and everyone living in the inn was invited to have their portrait taken free of charge. Later, they were given copies of the photographs.

Students haven taken great care to ensure that individuals are shown in a positive light as a continuing process of breaking down stereotypes perpetuated by our society. Oftentimes, the difference between the homeless population and ourselves is circumstance.

Prof. Kenney Mencher
Department of Art and Art History
Director Louie Meager Art Gallery
Ohlone College, 43600 Mission Blvd.
Fremont, California 94539