Category Archives: Mentor Work

The New Avenues for Youth kids enjoyed another great photo safari in mid-May. As expected, they found that not all outdoor photography is the same. There’s quite a dramatic difference between photographing the quiet formal beauty of the tulip fields and imaging water pouring out of hillsides and rushing over boulders. And they took to […]

There are some really great images of some of the kids from our Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival safari on our Facebook page. The way the process works is that the kids go out on a photo safari/excursion and then Donna Lee downloads the cameras onto disks. Then we schedule a class where the kids look […]

    UPDATE: Due to adverse weather conditions, the shoot was canceled. It’s been tentatively rescheduled for February 10. We’ll let you know. OK, they’ll be using cameras but they’ll still be shooting us at Portland’s Lan Su Chinese Garden on Friday AM. In an act of great generosity the Garden staff have offered to  […]

Past Focus on Youth board member and president (and longtime mentor to our kids) Gary Wilson has posted some new images to his website,  Doesn’t seem to matter whether they’re softly romantic realist or vivid and colorful modernist, Gary’s images always seem to grab your eye and hold it. The accompanying images here is […]

Hochfeld Posts New FB Album

Ken Hochfeld – Focus on Youth friend, mentor, and chair of our 2012 Auction Youth Auction,- has posted a new album of his work on his Facebook Page. The collection is titled Forest Through The Trees: Intuition, Imagination and Enigmas. The images are visually arresting- sometimes with a palpable evocation of mystery, intimidation, and disorientation. […]

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