Photography Project with Parrott Creek Ranch Youth

We are so excited to feature the amazing photography captured by youth from Parrott Creek Ranch, a program of Parrott Creek Child and Family Services, as part of our Youth Arts for Change and Artist Exhibit Programs. Parrott Creek Ranch is a long term residential treatment program for adolescent boys with a focus on developing sustainable and prosocial behaviors and skills that help them reach their full potential.

Since 2012, CCAA has been partnering with Parrott Creek Child and Family Services to provide art programming for its youth in comics and drawing. This new program represents an exciting expansion of our Youth Arts programming, utilizing photography as a means for a creative exploration and expression.

During a six-week writing and photography program led by a teaching artist from the Clackamas County Arts Alliance in the fall of 2019, youth were given weekly themes to which they responded both in writing and photography. The weekly themes were: Change, Focus, Unique, Family, Telling a Story, and My Story is About. The extraordinary black and white photographs currently on display are but a sampling of the amazing work these talented youth produced.

Parrott Creek hosted an unveiling of the work on December 17, lauding the project, stating that it helped the young participants “learn to see the world in different ways and appreciate life from new perspectives.”

The youth photography exhibit will be on display at the Clackamas County Public Services Building – Plaza Gallery until March 12, 2020.

For further information on this exhibit contact: Neil Davies, Director of Programs, Parrott Creek Ranch Child and Family Services at 503-722-4110 or [email protected].

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