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Durham County Library Hosts Reception for Literacy Through Photography

Program: Literacy Through Photography Exhibition and Reception
Date: Saturday, May 17
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will host a reception for the Literacy Through Photography exhibition at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St. Dr. Katie Hyde, Visual Education and Documentary Arts Fellow at the Center for Documentary Studies, and teachers and students from the School for Creative Studies will give a presentation on the project.

Literacy Through Photography (LTP) features photographs and writings by students in the classrooms of Alison Edwards, Elizabeth Sims, Lee Washalefsky and Vanessa Barnes at the School for Creative Studies in Durham. More than 70 sixth and seventh graders worked with Duke undergraduate students in Hyde’s class, bringing their own visions to the study of literary characters, healthy living, creative entrepreneurship and the concept of injustice in four distinct LTP projects. The exhibit will run from April 28 through June 13 on all three floors of the Main Library.
The School for Creative Studies is a new public magnet school with a focus on applied creativity, media, design and communication arts. The program of study features coursework selections including Creative Entrepreneurship and Marketing, Digital Media and Design, Video Technology and Communications, Design for Living: Architectural Design, Music and Audio Production, Visual Arts, Healthful Living/Outdoor Education and Spanish.

The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University teaches, engages in and presents documentary work grounded in collaborative partnerships and extended fieldwork that uses photography, film/video, audio and narrative writing to capture and convey contemporary memory, life and culture.

This program is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268 or visit

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or

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