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YPA Mentoring Program Accepting Applications

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The Young Photographers Alliance is now accepting applications for its summer 2012 Mentoring Program, which will run in sixteen cities, including New Orleans.

The purpose of the Young Photographers Alliance mentoring program is to provide encouragement and assistance to young photographers entering the field, through a project that explores the power of photography to communicate, document and inspire. The program gives emerging photographers the ability to work with successful photographers to fine tune their craft, create images for their portfolios, develop business skills and explore markets for their work. At the same time they experience the power of photography to build community awareness and support around an important environmental or social issue.

Anyone aged 18-29 or currently enrolled in a photography course may join YPL ($21 youth membership) then apply online:

The New Orleans group will be led by Daymon Gardner and Jennifer Shaw. The ten week program will take place from June 1 – Aug 15, 2012.

Read more about the program, and this year’s theme, “Hometown,” at

Deadline to apply is May 14.