VCP is proud and excited to be hosting the The In-Sight Photography Project’s 15th Annual Silent Auction and Exhibition to support their Scholarship Fund! All funds raised during this auction support Insight and their goal of educating local youth
Join us for the opening reception, Friday October 4th, 5:30-8:30
Exhibition open through Sunday, October 27: Monday through Friday 1:00-6:00, Saturday and Sunday 12:00-5:00.
View auction online and place bids at www.auction.insight-
Selection of images from the exhibition:
The In-Sight Photography Project was conceived by Bill Ledger and John Willis when they were distracted by a large number of teenagers hanging around in downtown Brattleboro and by the police who were moving them along for loitering. This scene was so distressing that they decided to teach a free course for these youths. The plan was to offer a one-time, one-month class during the summer break for area youth. Encouraged by an outpouring of community support, John and Bill built a darkroom and teaching facility at the Brattleboro Teen Center (now known as the Boys and Girls Club) and the one-month course quickly blossomed into a year-round program.
As photographers committed to their medium, the volunteers and staff at In-Sight know the value of the photographic image and its use of visual language to help individuals discover themselves. This process of seeing and discovering helps teach individuals about themselves through a visual language that can then be used to communicate with others. The result is teens who have greater self-esteem and who are more willing to develop a viewpoint and present it to others. The medium of photography thus becomes a tool for building both self-esteem and communication skills.