July 25, 2020 – August 1, 2020
In collaboration with the Florida Orchestra and with support from Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts invites you to a virtual exhibition opening and violin recital July 31st at 4 – 5:30 p.m.
What does photography do for all of us, our community, and our world? It simply becomes a method of communication and a form of self-expression. When we create images, we tell our story. We peak others’ curiosities and build a connection, regardless of our circumstances. We become engaged in the world around us.
FMoPA and Prodigy are effectively making a difference with children who would not otherwise have access to art programs or museums. It is increasingly clear that changing lives is at the root of any art’s social responsibilities. Through this partnership and the medium of photography, we provide children who are socioeconomically challenged, culturally displaced, or recovering from the trauma of a refugee situation with an artistic outlet.
The Prodigy program provides children with a solid foundation of photographic education by providing guidance and knowledge of the technical aspects of photography, as well as artistic applications. The program benefits more than just photographic skills; it encourages teamwork, problem-solving, and critical thinking, which are applicable in all of the activities that children will participate in. Students attending the program are given the opportunity to be innovative by allowing them to create a narrative using photographs on various topics from current global environmental issues to local socio-economic challenges. These skills and applications will ultimately result in a brighter future.