Students participating in Focus: HOPE program show photos



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DETROIT (AP) — Students participating in Focus: HOPE's Excel Photography program are showcasing their work during a special exhibition in Detroit.

The event is Thursday night at the Focus: HOPE Community Arts Galley. The fall class has 16 graduates and will feature 48 color photographs taken in the Detroit area.

The Excel Photography program seeks to empower Detroit middle school students to find their voice and gain self-confidence through the lens of a camera. In addition to learning technical skills, students are taught how to conduct public critiques.

The students are supported by Annette Vanover, the coordinator of the program, as well as photography mentors Judi Bommarito, Ralph Jones and Kristian Coleman.

Community arts programs are among initiatives Focus: HOPE uses to help bridge the racial divide in southeast Michigan.

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