Julie Keefe: Picture This, 1997. Portland, Oregon: Regional Arts & Culture Council.
During a twelve week residency with the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice, Juvenile Division, artist Julie Keefe worked with seven teenage students from the North/Northeast Portland area teaching poetry and photography. All of the students were given 35mm SLR cameras to use for the duration of the project and worked in the darkroom to create the photographs. The students produced poetry and photographs that they worked on independently and as a group. Their images tell their stories briefly, recording their families, their friends, their surroundings and themselves. They also created the student’s self-portraits as diptychs which grew out of several intense discussions concerning how the students see themselves in the world.
Courtesy of Regional Arts & Culture Council Intersections/ Artist Residencies Program. © the Artist.
Artist Credit: Julie Keefe
Exhibition: Regional Arts & Culture Council Intersections/ Artist Residencies Program; Julie Keefe: Picture This, 1997