Today's high school photo students

Added on by bryce lankard.

I had a chance to give a slide show/lecture to the advanced class at Charlotte’s Northwest High School, a magnet school for the arts. Things started off with a bang, or rather a shrieking repetitive alarm… we had a fire drill.
Back inside, I was impressed with the facilities these kids have. It was far more equipped than anything I ever had in high school or even college, huge darkroom, two etching presses and more.
Their instructor, Lauren Schorr, has cultivated a very engaged group of students. I had some great conversations with many of them and was very pleased to see that over 75% of them hope to pursue some form of photography beyond high school.