Picturing Me was a seven-session, after-school program for Pittsburgh-area kids that featured compelling photography in two exhibitions on view at Carnegie Museum of Art this fall and winter, Picturing the City: Downtown Pittsburgh, 2007–2010 and Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story.
Photographs from these two exhibitions served as catalysts for engaging kids in discovering our city’s past and present, and inspiring them to envision their place in its future. Carnegie Museum of Art teaching artists led kids in photography, art, and writing activities in their community locations and in the museum’s galleries.
Some of the artwork produced by students in the program was showcased in the Picturing Me Youth Program Exhibition at the Museum of Art, March 17–April 1, 2012. A March 18 celebration featured a talk from Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer Martha Rial.
To learn more about this program, be sure to read CARNEGIE magazine’s recent article.
Picturing Me was made possible by generous support from The Heinz Endowments and the Scaife Family Foundation Fund for Scholarships. Some photos on this site are courtesy of Jim Judkis, Kelly Bogel, and the Picturing Me teaching artists.