Exhibit Highlights Ithaca College Student Work with Local Nonprofits

ITHACA, NY—Selected images from the Park Award for Photo Activism Project will be displayed throughout the month of May, with two special events scheduled to highlight the student works. The project was cosponsored by Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications, the Park Foundation and the Community Arts Partnership (CAP).

The exhibit runs through May 30 at CAP ArtSpace, located inside Center Ithaca on the downtown Ithaca Commons. An opening reception will be held there on Friday, May 3, from 5–8 p.m. A complete screening of all 12 documentary photo projects will be held on Sunday, May 5, from 2–3:30 p.m. at Cinemapolis, 120 E. Green St. All of the events are free and open to the public.

The project paired students in a documentary photography class taught by Janice Levy, professor of cinema, photography, and media arts, with local nonprofit organizations. Their assignment was to provide in-depth visual explorations of the contributions these organizations make to their constituencies and our community. The project was designed to help strengthen the link between students and the greater Ithaca community.

A jury including National Geographic photographer Lynn Johnson reviewed the final work, and cash awards will be donated to the nonprofit organizations represented in the top three winning projects in the names of the respective winning students.
Organizations participating in the pilot year of the program include the Better Housing for Tompkins County, Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes, Franziska Racker Centers, Friendship Donations Network, Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties, Ithaca Children’s Garden, Kids Discover the Trail, the Learning Web, Longview, Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes, Slaterville Ambulance and the State Theatre of Ithaca.

Images from the Park Award for Photo Activism Project will be on display