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Photographic Mentoring Programs

Two photographic mentoring programs for high school students with renown photographer Laurie Klein

Photographic Mentorships Programs for High Schools Students, Fall 2012

Senior High School Students:

A few years ago, Laurie Klein began a mentor program for seniors from local high schools that runs from September through December. Due to the intensity of the program, Laurie is only working with a small group of students. They meet once a week for two-three hours at Laurie’s Gallery in Brookfield. She will provide assignments, work on techniques,  provide feedback on their work and will help them to build and further develop their portfolio. The program will culminate with a gallery exhibit that the students will learn how to produce.

  • Commitment to follow through with the program from beginning to end.
  • Check out Laurie’s web site and familiarize yourself with her work. www.laurieklein.com
  • A portfolio, which can be on line or a DVD, of 12-15 images or email her the photos.
  • A letter of recommendation from their art/photography teacher or advisor (each BHS art teacher recommends their top photography student)
  • A bio/resume about yourself
  • A paragraph on why you feel that you are a good candidate for this internship and another paragraph on your future goals after graduation.
  • Camera-either film or digital
  • To apply send to info@laurieklein.com

Photography Mentoring will begin mid Sept. Applications due by Sept 12, 2012. There will be a fee.

Sophomores and Juniors:

  • Students must have a digital camera. 
  • To apply, submit resume, cover letter and 10 photographs directly to Laurie Klein. info@laurieklein.com .
  • We will begin mid Sept. and meet once a week through October. 
  • Students will become more familiar with equipment and explore and develop their personal style.
  • We will have photographic playdates weekly, which will include assignments. 
  • We will have weekly critiques.

Photography Mentoring will begin mid Sept. Applications due by Sept 12, 2012.  There will be a fee.

About Laurie Klein Photography

Laurie Klein, an alumnus of Brookfield High School, first found her artistic passion in high school thanks to her BHS teachers and the professionals that supported her dream! Now as a very successful world renowned professional artist, commercial photographer, lecturer and gifted teacher she is paying it forward to current high school seniors in a special internship program. She also has developed a number of workshops that help develop creativity in all aspects of one's life and has been 'mentoring' her students of all ages for the past 30+ years.

Laurie received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from Ohio University.

Laurie studied with the internationally famous black and white landscape photographer Ansel Adams, who in his own words he said: 

"Laurie’s style is unique, combining a wonderful ability for composition and she has a sensitivity to her subjects that will carry her to the top of her field. I can't teach the way she sees and feels!" Ansel Adams http://www.anseladams.com/

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