The Capture Project
Check out work created by our students at Perkerson Elementary School here! --The Perkerson program was sponsored by and generous citizens like you!
The CAPTURE Project is an arts and technology centered outreach program focused on visual storytelling and social connectedness via the documentary arts.
The CAPTURE Project empowers youth in Atlanta’s most impoverished neighborhoods to document and share their stories of community through personal interviews and intimate photography. The results are shared with residents and businesses to cultivate a stronger sense of community and connection in rapidly gentrifying areas.
The CAPTURE Project will engage youth throughout Atlanta and equip them with necessary skills to make photographs connecting them to a rapidly disappearing culture. Gentrification has resulted in the displacement and loss of oral and cultural history in many of our neighborhoods. Over the next 2 years, we expect to reach approximately 400 children between the ages of 12-16 and ignite them with a heightened sense of social responsibility through the visual arts. The foundational focus of the CAPTURE Project is to use photography as a medium for underserved youth to preserve the past and guide the future of their surrounding neighborhood.
The participants in the CAPTURE Project — student photographers, interviewees, exhibit hosts and attendees, partnering organizations, and policy makers — will make connections. By selecting exhibit hosts and partners such as the Atlanta Regional Commission and Jamestown, the CAPTURE Project aims to highlight the people whose names, faces, and stories will be impacted by the changes in O4W.
By sustaining the quality of the social community, not just a physical community, among long-time residents and newer residents, the CAPTURE Project creates a bridge between neighbors. While languages, religious beliefs, ethnicities, and identities differ, our hope is that their communal goals are congruent and our project will further align them.
OUR FIRST YEAR: The Creatives Project, VSA Arts of Georgia, & YO Boulevard launched and raised funds for the first year of our Capture Project collaboration in the O4W during a cocktail reception and meet & greet with TCP resident artists alongside a youth art display of works created during the pilot program"
“CAPTURE KICKOFF & COCKTAILS" & “CAPTURE FINALE & SOCIAL” WERE A GREAT SUCCESS. Check out photos from the events!
Presented in collaboration with Ponce City Market, The Creatives Project and VSA Arts of Georgia presented the inaugural “Capturing Community” Youth Exhibition. The exhibition showcased and celebrated
works created by the Capture Project Summer Youth Portrait Workshop participants including students from Operation P.E.A.C.E. and other area summer camps. Check out behind the scenes photos here .
WE MET OUR POWER2GIVE GOAL sponsored by the City of Atlanta's Bureau of Cultural Affairs and had a successful launch this summer
HOWEVER, WE NEED YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!
We want to expand our reach into specific, highly under served neighborhoods in Metro Atlanta by offering the Capture Project to schools, community centers and neighborhoods with very high concentrations of children living in low income situations who may also have disabilities or other developmental delays. We want to build new perspectives in communities that may struggle with outdated archetypes. We want to teach youth, who have embraced technology, to use it to affect change in their own neighborhoods, on their own terms.
Please consider making a donation to The Capture Project's General Fund to support the project's expansion!