Through a Child’s Eyes A Childrens Photography project created in the SELP

Bradley Mart created a photography project for children called ‘Through a Child’s Eyes” while he was in the Landmark Education Self-Expression and Leadership Program. The resulting exhibit was held at a Bay Area library.

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Here is a mention about the project in the Contra Costa Times

‘Child’s Eyes’ exhibit at Rockridge Library
Rockridge resident Bradley Mart, with the inspiration of San Francisco-based Landmark Forum, took on a photography project called “Through a Child’s Eyes,” now showing at the Rockridge Branch Library through August.

In the exhibit, 24 East Bay children from ages 3 and 6 have taken pictures of their world. Included are children from Berkeley’s Harrison House homeless shelter, children from Women’s-Drop-In support center, Children’s Hospital Oakland, and children from throughout Oakland and Berkeley.

“Our world is strange, beautiful, surprising, inspirational, painful, delightful, rich with meaning at all ages of our lives,” writes Mart, father of a 3-year-old daughter. “But particularly, for a child, life is full of wonder at new things, with every moment new, and every feeling raw and vital, the world has a different meaning.

“With photographs, we are able to record moments, events, and places that make us feel deeply,” Mart continued. “A photograph can hold in place these feelings both to know them later, and to share them. What inspires our children? What meaning do they give to their world? Want to glimpse again the wonder of our world . . . . ‘Through A Child’s Eyes.'”

The Rockridge branch is at 5366 College Ave. at the corner of Manila Avenue. For library hours, call 510-597-5017.

The photos will be exhibited at several other venues in the East Bay in sponsorship with http://www.kidspaintthetown.com . For location details and online viewing of the photographs, go to the Web site.

Sponsors for the exhibit include: Looking Glass Photo; Village Market; Blicks Art Store; The Great Frame Up; Safeway; Walgreens Drug Stores; and Longs Drug Stores.

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