With help from the Oxford Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Lafayette program, Horizons purchased digital cameras for this summer’s rising 4th grade class and arranged for talented local photographers to teach them various composition skills. The program incorporated reading and literacy, including digital literacy, while allowing students to document their summer creatively and uniquely through photographs. Each week the students learned valuable photography concepts and techniques and practiced making photographs with the guidance of experienced professionals. Horizons looks forward to using this summer’s model to share photography with next summer’s rising 4th grade class!
Thank you to the sponsors of the project: Caterpillar, the Lafayette Oxford Foundation for Tomorrow, the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, FNB of Oxford, Tannehill, Carmean & McKenzie, NetVoice Inc., Allen Samuels, Titanium Staffing, Deal’s Express, Campbell Solutions, Ramsey Construction, and Frame-Up/Basement Gallery.
And a special thanks to the photographers that shared their time and expertise with our students: Brooke White, Danny Klimetz, Milly West, Joe Worthem, Micah Ginn, Will Jacks, Jenner Jordan, and Ann Marie Fox.