Poly Receives Grant from Investors Foundation for Digital Photography Course
Poly Prep recently received a $1,000 grant from Investors Foundation. The grant will help the school launch a photography program within its impressive Arts division.
With phones in their hands, every student is a photographer, but developing critical observation and design skills helps students develop and refine photographic techniques, as well as gain confidence. This grant from Investors Foundation will enable students in Grades 9-12 to deepen their knowledge and expand upon their skillset in the art of photography. “I’ve seen a great increase in student interest for learning about the art of photography, and this new course offering will provide an important foundation for developing Poly’s emerging photography program,” said Michael S. Robinson, Poly’s Head of Arts. “To high school students, what may appear to be a medium to capture moments displayed on social media will become an opportunity to think critically about visual culture and the pervasiveness of art in our everyday lives. We are thankful to Investors Foundation for supporting our community.”
About half a dozen students have already completed the first semester Digital Photography course. “They’ve created stunning and provocative photos as they considered composition and light through portraiture and by capturing images of life on the streets,” shared Laura B. Coppola, Chair of the Visual Arts Department. “The course not only helps to close a gap in our program offerings, but it also generates important conversations about how we see and live in the world around us.”