In the 2018-2019 academic year, I mentored and collaborated with Miya Jones, an eighth grader in the Gifted & Advanced Learning Program at Commodore John Rodgers in East Baltimore. CJR is a Baltimore City Public School serving grades K-8.
Miya borrowed one of my cameras for the year and together we documented the school community. We would make photographs both separately and together, and come together discuss the nature of photographs, composition and technique, as well as what it means to make a portrait of a community. These are some of the photographs.
Thank you to the Commodore John Rodgers community for your trust. Special thanks to Michael Rennard, the CJR Gifted & Advanced Learning Coordinator for facilitating our collaboration.