Building community through storytelling.

The mission of this scholarship program is to build community through storytelling, by providing support to young artists from diverse backgrounds, and underrepresented communities. The program works directly with Maine based Youth organizing bodies.

If you are interested in this program, or work with an organization who represents the young adults we are hoping to serve, please get in touch with us directly by emailing Devin Fletcher at [email protected].

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Introduction to Digital Photography

Approaching art as a means of discovery, this Young Artist program teaches the basics of digital photography, engaging with different ways of seeing, and exploring the transformative power of storytelling. Taught by award-winning photographer Madeleine Morlet, it covers an understanding of camera basics – from shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, to how to use a digital camera, to working with manual settings. Using camera kits provided by Maine Media, students are encouraged to master the essentials and learn to fully utilize the camera as a tool in order to execute their ideas.

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Essential to starting their photographic practice is an understanding of other photographers’ work. Looking at a range of photographic genres, students of this program develop their personal taste while breaking down the elements of a strong image: light, color, composition, subject matter, and meaning.

Students also present their work to the class for critique. This space allows them to practice constructive review, while learning to think about audience and intention. Finally, the workshop outlines what it means to pair content with form, discussing photography as a storytelling tool, and different ways in which they can use this medium to tell their own stories.

If you are interested in this program please get in touch with us directly for more information. Contact [email protected] for additional information and application.

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Instructor: Madeleine Morlet

Madeleine Morlet is an award-winning photographer from London. She received her BA in Classics with English from King’s College London. For almost a decade, Madeleine worked in video production for companies such as Ridley Scott Associates, Vice, i-D and Somesuch. Her photography is cinematic, dark and deeply romantic. It has been recognized by the Lucie Foundation, Pollux Awards, and Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, exhibiting internationally. Madeleine is the Features Editor for Teeth Magazine.