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Cambio Creativo

Art is a universal language, and without a doubt, the importance of young minds being blown by possibility and imagination is one of the best gifts we can pass on to the next generation.  Photographers Lorena Endara and Rose Cromwell are doing just that at Cambio Creativo in Panama.  They celebrate young photographer’s personal interpretations bringing voice to their world.


Cambio Creativo is an educational platform that promotes critical thinking skills, determination and self-expression through the process of exchanging ideas and skills. We facilitate a space for mutual exchange between a group of mentors and students in Coco Solo (Colon, Panama). Monthly interdisciplinary workshops are led by mentors from Colon, Panama City and abroad. We trust that by stimulating knowledge, creativity, and positive experiences, participants will find alternatives for their own social and economic development.

Images by the students of Cambio Creativo

Celestina, age 10

Idalia, age 12
Kimberley, age 17

Manuel, age 8

Roberto, age 15

Luis, age 14

Pocha, age 12

Omar, age 16

Bladimir, age 17
Rafael, age 15

Yari, age 12
Rosa, age 12

Carlos, age 18
Gladys, age 15

Jesus David, age 18

Pablove Shutterbugs Seeks Volunteers and Mentors

Pablove Shutterbugs is an eight-week program created by Catherine Berclaz and Jo Ann Thrailkill for children living with cancer, giving them an opportunity to have a creative voice through the art of photography. The students are given their own camera equipment, keeping them upon completion of the program. Hands-on instruction is given weekly through a mix of one-on-one and group classes. In their January 2011 launch, they worked with children from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. For the Fall 2011 session, Pablove Shutterbugs is partnering with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Cedars Sinai Medical Center in the Greater Los Angeles area as well as expanding to the New York City area partnering with New York University Langone Medical Center. Pablove is seeking volunteers and mentors/teachers with photography experience in Los Angeles and New York City for their Fall 2011 session, to apply please visit Pablove Shutterbugs. Their homepage includes the dates for LA and New York.

Pablove Shutterbugs Winter 2011 Graduates

YPA Mentoring Program Deadline Extension

If you’re young and have a passion for photography, Young Photographers Alliance coordinates a mentoring program that will develop your skills and portfolio under the guidance of a professional photographer. The program offers six two-hour sessions with a mentor in the course of eight weeks and the application registration fee for a year membership is only $21. hotel deals . The finished project will show in an exhibit and be promoted through press.

The application deadline has been extended until Saturday, May 21st and there are spaces available in multiple cities across the US and internationally. This list of mentors for US cities are as follows:

Atlanta, GA, led by Stan Kaady
Boston, MA, led by Lynne Damianos & Margot Cheel
Chicago, IL, led by Dirk Fletcher
Denver, CO, led by EJ Carr & Christopher Davies
Houston, TX, led by Rocky Kneten & Sofia van der Dys
Los Angeles, CA, led by Cat Jimenez
New York, NY, led by Barbara Bordnick, Stella Kramer & Jill Waterman
San Diego, CA, led by Jenna Close & Jon Held
Seattle, WA, led by Rafael Soldi & tbc
Toronto, Canada, led by Ozant Kamaci

For details and to apply, please visit YPA’s website here.