In response to the increased attacks on transgender and LGBTQIA+ youth, we are offering a class in partnership with SeaMar for LGBTQIA+ youth and their allies. This class will explore identity to self, sexual health education, and building community relationships to empower support networks.
In concert with our partners at SeaMar Community Health Centers, we will be examining these themes through digital photography, photo editing, and facilitated group discussions. Projects will focus on taking self-portraits, portraits of family, and images of safe interpersonal connections.
The title of my work is, Center Stage. I took this photo at the park across from my school. It’s a photo of the center of a merry-go-round. Lots of people put their art tags and other fun colorful work on the inside.
This photo expresses the equality of art. Center Stage, the stage doesn’t discriminate against you, when people join you on that stage you can form art together even without knowing each other. The people that drew on this merry-go-round don’t know one another's faces or names. They made this beautiful piece with the community. The color pop, the fact it’s in a park, it gives this feel of childlike happiness. I was happy to take this photo. A part of me lays within this piece, the freedom of creation.
My name is Azura Moon L.
I am from South Seattle WA
I taught myself and took one class from YiF for photography.
I work with multimedia. I find that I cannot work with only one form of art, because it limits my creativity.
I find influence from my friends.
I have no achievements worth mentioning, hopefully one day I will.
I chose this picture because I was wearing some of the clothing that I made. The thing I'm doing with my hands is my brand’s sign, me and my friends do it, it's like making a crown with your hands. I titled the image "BG" because that's what it says on my pants, BG is my brand, it stands for Broke Gen, that's what my team is called.
I think of my clothes as art pieces kind of, I wanted the picture to show off the attitude of my brand, it kind of looks like an old punk band picture to me. I like how those pictures have a lot of attitude in them.
My name is Natalia or Tally. I was born and raised in Washington state and have lived there since. I would consider myself a self taught artist with the occasional attempt at an art class, which i hate. Youth in Focus has been one of the only art programs I have thoroughly enjoyed!! I usually cannot stand being told how to express myself but this class gave me the freedom to do as I please. I would say I work with mixed media, mostly water based pens and markers and line art. Photography was a huge step out of my typical art boundary but I hope i get more chances to do it in the future too.