In the 20218-2019 academic year, the Commodore Photo Collaborative was formed by Miya Jones, an eighth grader in the Gifted & Advanced Learning Program, and Nate Larson, a photographer and professor at MICA. Commodore John Rodgers is a Baltimore City Public School serving grades Pre-K-8 in East Baltimore.
Miya borrowed one of Nate’s cameras for the year and together we documented the school community. We made photographs both separately and together, and come together biweekly to discuss the nature of photographs, composition and technique, as well as what it means to make a portrait of a community. This volume contains a selection of 35 photographs from the 1,501 photographs made over the course of the academic year.
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.