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Durham County Library Presents Documentary Photography: Discovering the World With Camera and Lens

Applications due June 9

Program: Documentary Photography: Discovering the World With Camera and Lens
Date: June 13 – 18
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (June 13 – 17) and 11 a.m. – 12 noon (June 18)
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free, teen program, applications required, space limited

About: Durham County Library will host a six-day photography program for ten accepted teens this June. Documentary Photography: Discovering the World With Camera and Lens will be taught by Todd Tinkham, lead instructor at Full Frame Film Festival’s School of Doc, a summer filmmaking program for high school students. Students will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17, with a final meeting and display of student work on June 18 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. The program will be in the MakerLab @ Main, which is on the second floor of Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

Teens will learn about documentary photography — its impact socially and historically and techniques to strengthen their own photography. Students will take photographs inside and outside of the library, focusing on skills such as lighting and photo editing using DSLR cameras that will be provided.

This program is supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the federal Library Services and Technology Act, as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

Applications are due Thursday, June 9. To apply, see Faith Burns at Main Library or contact her by phone or email at 919-560-0122 or

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: Matthew Clobridge
919-560-0128 or

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