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Student photo exhibition tells the stories of Fairmount Park and Strawberry Mansion

by Melissa Romero on August 29, 2018

This summer, 11 students spent six weeks exploring Fairmount Park and Strawberry Mansion, cameras in hand snapping away at their surroundings. They were a part of My Park, My Neighborhood, a new program that offered local youth a chance to learn digital photography and storytelling techniques with nature and exploring the history of their neighborhood. My Park, My Neighborhood was developed by Fairmount Park Conservancy in partnership with the Strawberry Mansion Neighborhood Action Center, the Strawberry Mansion Learning Center, and the East Park Revitalization Alliance.

Friday, August 31 will be the culmination of the My Park, My Neighborhood program with the student photo exhibition on display at the Hatfield House. The exhibition will also feature audio interviews, recorded by The New Community Project, an academic program that believes stories and storytelling are the catalyst for social justice.

We hope you’ll join us for the special event from 6-8pm, featuring students’ work, food, and refreshments. Until then, here’s snapshot of what the students captured this summer!

Photo by Nyla.

Photo by Saniyah.

Photo by Bryana.

Photo by Salimah.

Photo by Jalen.

Photo by Angel.

Photo by Jordan.

Photo by Lamar.

Photo by Mekhi.

Photo by Jayvon.

Photo by Hassan.

Please join us for the My Park, My Neighborhood student exhibition at the Hatfield House on Friday, August 31 from 6-8pm and enjoy students’ work and food and refreshments.