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Easter Seals Projects from College of DuPage Photojournalism Students

 
 

 

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2007 Easter Seals Invitation
Photograph by Nancy O'Sullivan

Congratulations to all the College of DuPage Photojournalism and Portrait students who participated in the 8th annual Easter Seals Exhibition, “Transitions” which opened October 24th, 2007 at Easter Seals DuPage in Villa Park.  The show will be on display until October, 2008, when the new show “The Book of Firsts” opens.

Every year approximately 30 photo students collaborate with Easter Seals families to produce the show. Students in the Photojournalism class produced printed photo essays as well as Sound Slides multimedia stories. Students in the Portrait class did Environmental Portraits of their subjects.  These images serve an important purpose
For Easter Seals families.

Mary Alice D’Arcy, President of Easter Seals says,"Often families, who visit our center for their first time have just received their child’s diagnosis and are concerned about their child’s future and abilities. These photographs give them hope that their child, although diagnosed with a special need, can still achieve much in their life and have a chance to participate in everyday activities," 
For people who see the photographs, "it reminds them that our services are offered to children who are children first. It just happens that their child’s body works differently than some other kids."

Several of our students’ images were also published in the February, 2008 Chicago Parent Magazine. (click link for slideshow)

To learn more about Photojournalism at College of DuPage, contact Terry Vitacco at vitacco@cod.edu or download this syllabus (pdf)

 

 

 
 

Sound Slides stories produced by the 2007 Photojournalism class; click each image to view the story in a new page

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