New Mexico’s Fresh Eyes Project Puts Cameras in the Hands of Incarcerated Youth

The potential for photography to change the lives of the incarcerated, particularly the young prisoners, is significant. Photography education provides all the therapeutic tenets of arts programming, but also develops new skills; visual literacy, computer and digital-darkroom skills, and (of course) the not-too-simple task of mastering the settings on a camera. Photography workshops flex different muscles than painting or writing workshops may. Photography allows storytelling beyond the pen and the paintbrush.

 

Jim Manske’s insight:
Heartwarming to see the trend toward more humane treatment of incarcerated young people, especially in our old home town!