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Photography workshop for youth underway in Abbotsford

Sessions to culiminate in exhibition in January at Kariton Gallery

The Abbotsford Arts Council, Cameras for Change, Telus, and the Abbotsford Photo Arts Club have partnered to create a seven-week series of photography workshops for youth ages 12 to 16 living in Abbotsford.

The workshop started Oct. 25 and will continue until Dec. 6. The program includes five workshops instructed by professional photographers and two field trips.

This program was developed to provide youth in the community with a positive and creative outlet to express themselves through the medium of photography, providing a sense of community for those feeling displaced.

Abbotsford Arts Council will showcase participants’ art with an exhibition at the Kariton Art Gallery at the beginning of January.

Camera for Change (C4C) is a registered non-profit group, and seeks to engage and inspire marginalized and vulnerable populations.

Through educational photography workshops, C4C provides them an opportunity to transform through creative self-expression, sharing, and collaboration.

Abbotsford Photo Arts Club is a registered non-profit whose main objective has always been to help amateur photographers to develop and improve their proficiency.

For over 40 years, the Abbotsford Arts Council has been a resource for local artists while promoting the vision, creativity, and energy of the Abbotsford community through the arts.

Almost 70 local arts, heritage, and culture organizations receive support under the umbrella of the Abbotsford Arts Council.

Visit abbotsfordartscouncil.com or call 604-852-9358 for more information.