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WMCAT photo walk with Hispanic Center students

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Hispanic Center summer program students took a walk in downtown Grand Rapids, taking hundreds of photographs, many of which are highlighted in this photo essay.
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WMCAT Photography & Instructional Team:

Carolina Lopez-Ruiz, Lead Instructor
Andrea Dirheimer, Volunteer
Leanne Rhoads, Youth Program Director
Luisa Schumacher, Executive Director

Over 40 high school students from the Hispanic Center’s SOL summer program in partnership with Ferris State University came to WMCAT for a two-hour workshop and photography walk in downtown Grand Rapids.  Students were asked to answer three questions about downtown Grand Rapids through the photographs they took:

  • Who do you see as people representative of downtown Grand Rapids?
  • What do you like, or what inspires you, in downtown Grand Rapids?
  • What don’t you like, or what would you like to changed, in downtown Grand Rapids?
Hundreds of photographs were taken and categorized by WMCAT staff and then the SOL program students into one of these three categories.  We hope that you enjoy seeing downtown Grand Rapids through the lens of  our community’s future.

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