Exhibition: AjA Student Photography

Sparks Gallery is pleased to host an exhibition of photographic prints made by local students who are enrolled in Juvenile Court Community Schools and mentored by the AjA Project’s Teaching Artists. The back patio of the gallery will feature a participatory photo art installation entitled “Let Me Tell You My Name”, which will present images speaking to identity and stereotypes. Students were asked to analyze their personal and social landscapes, highlighting the importance of their individual selves, rather than a perceived stereotype, and present the images to the public to view in large scale.

The AjA Project is a nonprofit organization headquartered in San Diego. Since its founding, AjA has provided long-term, community-based programming for over 3500 individuals, and has shared visual narratives with over 3 million viewers through large-scale public exhibits. AjA’s mission is to provide photography-based programming to transform the lives of youth and communities. The AjA project exists to ignite change, break cycles of marginalization and to build healthy communities.

Along with the participatory installation, several students have created photographic works which explore identity, stereotyping, and community. The exhibition is titled, “How We See”, and will be on view from June 4 – July 7.
Student Reception:

The students will be on site to present their work on the first day of the exhibition along with their Teaching Artists: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 11am-1pm, no RSVP required.

// Exhibition on view MAY 7 – JULY 7, 2019

Parking is most available at the Park It On Market parking structure at 614 Market St (and 7th Ave) for $1 per hour before 6PM. After 6PM, $10 flat rate or reserve your parking spot ahead of time, visit the Sparks Gallery SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.