Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School
The photographs displayed in these galleries are made by students at the Martha's Vineyard Charter School. Each of the following programs engages students in a language and approach with photography that fosters a culture of belonging with nature and others, so that we may begin to sense the larger life within each of us, and the thread that connects us all.
Pen Pal Photography
The Pen Pal Photography program encourages students to visually communicate and connect more intimately with island elders they may never get the chance to meet otherwise.
Inter-generational activity is key to well-being for all, and together we will explore how to develop a culture of belonging through photography.
Students will make photographs that they will gift in person to elders at Island Elderly Housing and MV Center for Living, and in doing so bring energy, optimism, and companionship into their own lives and others.
MVPCS Photography Club
To See with New Eyes through Photography
Each photography workshop reminds children of their heritage as artists with an ancient and encompassing connection to nature. After all, it was women and children who first recorded their exterior and internal worlds through the cave paintings and engravings of the Paleolithic.
It's fitting that photography, the first artistic (and scientific) tool equally accessible to men and women, can so help us see our interconnectedness with humans and nature and deepen our appreciation of those environments closest to home... and school!