Visual Voices Photography is a six-week project that originated in the afterschool program known as Y’s CARE of the YMCA of Aruba.
This project started in 2020 at the YMCA in San Nicolas, but, unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, had been put on hold for two years. Thankfully, the project was reactivated by the enthusiastic efforts of the Y’s CARE Supervisor, Ms. Inki Geerman, in February 2022. This time, a group of eight participants varying between the ages of ten through twelve years, were eager to delve into something new and different.
At the end of the project, a total of twenty-four photographs were chosen to be displayed in the exhibition, which showcases the participants’ exploration of their community through the viewfinder. Under the direction of renown Canadian photographer, Randy Bullerwell, the students learned the technical aspects of photography as they developed their own perspective and creative style.
A special thank you to Tito Bolivar, Gallery Director at the Artis Aruba Gallery, for hosting this exhibition as we celebrate the talents of our young artists. The exhibition will be showcased from April 9th to April 23rd. Come and enjoy the images of this talented group of students as they share their inspiration behind the images they have captured!