Photo Club is a collaborative photography project created by Renee Greenlee for the students at the Brashear Association‘s Allentown Learning & Engagement Center (ALEC). Photo Club students exhibited a selection of photographs at the Grand Opening of ALEC’s new location, 827 E. Warrington Ave. Thirty-five images were chosen, showcasing the students’ portraits coupled with their vision of their community.
During the Photo Club sessions, students used their cameras to document the world around them, making images that show their unique perspective of their community. Students took cameras out of the classroom and on to the streets, learning together to see Allentown in a new way. When they returned to ALEC, they downloaded the photographs so that students could choose their favorites. For the Grand Opening and Art Show, the students created an exhibition of some of their top choices.
The Photo Club’s student photographers are: Aaron, Alanna, Alaya, Amier, Divine, Jeffrey, Justice, Lamar, Mehki, Nicholas, Robert, Shay and Tre’Jawn.
The Grand Opening and Art Show served as a significant milestone in the life of Brashear’s education programs, celebrating a transition to a larger space with more room for after school and summer programming. ALEC is equipped with classroom spaces, a demonstration kitchen and an outdoor area for future basketball games and garden beds.