Gallery view of exhibit:  SPARC Gallery in Venice, California from June 22, 2012-September 20, 2012

In the two years of teaching and collaborating with young men at Probation Camp David Gonzales we have used photography and technology to examine and reimagine the world around them. In bi-weekly classes we learn about cameras and computers, but more importantly we use creativity and trust to visualize what is possible.  The images and words become a New Road; where we can access technology, visual literacy, sincere conversation and the hands-on joy of creating. Although my time working with these young men is sometimes short, I am constantly impressed by their resilience; as they reshape an image, rewrite a letter or recount the complex struggles that led them to our small classroom behind the wall.