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Easter Seals Projects from College of DuPage Photojournalism Students



2008 Easter Seals Invitation
Photograph © Ann Mehrman

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Congratulations to all the College of DuPage Photojournalism and Portrait students who participated in the 9th annual Easter Seals Exhibition, “The Book of Firsts”, which opens Wednesday, October 22nd at Easter Seals DuPage in Villa Park.

This year 24 families collaborated with our students to produce the show. Students in the Photojournalism class produced printed photo essays as well as Sound Slides multimedia stories, which are featured below. The Portrait students made environmental portraits of their subjects on location as well as in studios.

These images serve an important purpose for Easter Seals families. Mary Alice D’Arcy, President of Easter Seals DuPage, says “Often families who visit our center for the 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.”

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




Sound Slides stories produced by the 2008 Photojournalism class; click each image to view the story in a new page

Maureen Ball

Ann Mehrman


Steve VanDyke

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