CMH Global Arts After School is dedicated to providing arts and education programs that build empathy and global citizenry. In the fall of 2012 the After School All Stars students began their photography exchange with children at an orphanage in Haiti.
For the past 9 weeks the After School All Stars students have learned about life in Haiti, as well as principles of digital photography.
Throughout the program our students brainstormed on creative ways they could reach out to their Haitian photography partners. Ultimately our students created an incredible final photography project. Each child painted their face with a different color from the Haitian Flag and took both individual portraits of each other as well as a group portrait of their faces forming the flag of Haiti. These amazing students didn’t stop there. They also wrote friendship letters in Haitian Creole to be sent to the students in Haiti.
Children Mending Hearts mailed the photographs from After School All Stars, along with digital cameras to Haiti, where a group of children living in an Orphanage in Les Cayes received them. A photography workshop facilitated by CMH was conducted and the Haitian students replied with their own original photographs.
The CMH Global Arts Photography Exchange and Final Exhibit featured both “Lifestyle Photographs” by the After School All Stars students and our Haitian Photography partners from Les Cayes, Haiti.
Take a look at the final exhibit that showcased all the work from the semester and the photographs from the students at the orphanage in Haiti. After School All Stars students’ families were also invited to attend the final exhibit showing and end of program party. CMH is so proud of our students and incredible creativity and world perspective they showcased in their work. Congratulations to our Global Citizens!