Through the Lens: Framing a Sense of Home

Through the Lens: Framing a Sense of Home

A photography project unlike any other is coming to Frederick County in conjunction with One Maryland One Book. FCPL will provide up to 50 adults the opportunity to frame their home and community through the lens of a camera.

Partnerships with the Literacy Council of Frederick County and Frederick Community College’s international student office will encourage foreign-born people to participate at one of the two branches, C. Burr Artz Public Library and Urbana Regional Library, where the program is being offered. Participants will document their American Dream experiences both with photographs and words. A journal and disposable camera will be provided to all participants courtesy of a grant from the Maryland Humanities Council, and photography basics will be taught.

Each program will conclude with a gallery event celebration where selected photos will be enlarged and unveiled. Photographs will remain on display throughout the Urbana Regional Library, C. Burr Artz Public Library, the Literary Council of Frederick County and the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center. Lastly, the Maryland Room will archive the participants’ original film in the library’s collections.

“We’re pleased to partner with FCPL on the Through the Lens as a kickoff for our monthlong celebration of photography at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center,” says Virginia Rose Kane, Director of Education. “Focus at the Delaplaine is held in cooperation with organizations and businesses around the Frederick community and offers a variety of events and exhibits to bring photos to the forefront this November.”