As part of the Photographic Arts Council’s grant program we have focused a portion of our gift-giving on local non-profits which serve low-income communities in Los Aneles.
We are pleased to announce a two-year program in support of Las Fotos Project, which specifically focuses on empowering teenage girls through photography. Specifically, our grants will provide the funding for their dark room instruction, individual photo based projects and various pop-up exhibitions of the girl's work in both B&W and color throughout 2018. Members will also be able to meet Executive Director and founder Eric V. Ibarra to gather a deeper understanding of this organization’s exceptional progress and accomplishments since its beginning in 2010.
On Saturday, January 6th we encourage you to join several board members in visiting the gallery space occupied by Las Fotos Project in Lincoln Heights. While modest physically, the impact that this organization’s mission has on these young women cannot be overstated. Las Fotos currently serves about 150 girls from the local community, and others from the Greater Los Angeles area. You’ll get to see the studio and dark room space, examine some of the latest work produced by the students and meet these young inspiring artists.
For those of you who are interested in non-profit volunteer work, Las Fotos not only provided quality photographic instruction but also helps the young women explore their identity, learn about new cultures, build leadership and advocacy skills and strengthen their social and emotional well-being.
Please come, this will be a studio visit unlike our traditional outings, but one which we think will both touch and inspire you.
There is no limit on attendance, but please RSVP here so we may properly plan for your participation. It will mark a wonderful beginning to a new year for all.