This photostory features photos taken at workshops held at Village Learning Place, an independent non-profit library in Baltimore City.

Wide Angle Youth Media is an organization that offers media arts education and amplifies the voices of Baltimore youth. Baltimore Beat is proud to feature these students’ artworks. 

The students worked in teams to create these images, experimenting with digital DSLR camera settings to explore how light is recorded, lowering their shutter speeds, and using colorful lights — which generated these beautiful works. 

This project was inspired by DARIUSTWIN, a vibrant light painting art project created by Californian artist Darren Pearson, who uses light, long exposure, and the night sky to create colorful, luminescent, and fantastic artworks. 

Wide Angle Youth Media will offer free courses — including Advanced Video, Actor’s Workshop, Photography, and Stop Motion Animation — for high school students this fall. Registration is now open; all classes are free for participants, and students can earn up to $300 per semester while learning. (Teri Henderson)

Find out more about Wide Angle Youth Media here:

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Black and white photo of water.
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