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Garfield High students capture multicultural Central District with photographs
Photographs from Garfield High students capturing the multicultral topography of Seattle's Central District is on display at the lobby of the Intiman Theatre until April 17. The students' Central Area photographs will accompany the run of the play "All My Sons" by Arthur Miller. The play has been set in the Central District for the Seattle performance.
In March, 2010, Garfield photography teacher Corey Louviere and librarian Janet Woodward were awarded a Qwest Foundation Teachers and Technology grant for a photo exhibit designed to engage photography classes in an exploration of the history and culture of Seattle's Central Area. During the fall, students documented the area and the diversity of its neighborhoods. The 20 best photographs were curated for public exhibit at Douglass Truth Library in February and March before moving to the Intiman Theater.
Some of the students selected best photos are online, along with a slide show about their experience. The students' Central Area project booklet is available for purchase in the Garfield library or photo classroom for $10. Contact Woodward or Louviere for more information, or call (206) 252-2359.
Accompanying photogragh is called "Madrona Playground" taken by Garfield student Amy Tang. This copyrighted photo was taken at the Madrona Playground.
Amy's comments: The short depth of focus makes the handles stand out, but the background is still visible. The background includes Mountain Flow Yoga, Edward Jones Investments, and Kismet Salon. Also, the bright yellow of the handles contrasting with the dark brown wood helps draw attention. There is pattern because the yellow handles and chains are repeated multiple times. The circles on the wooden stands create a pattern as well. The raindrops on the handles help illustrate the setting and atmosphere.