Four members of the Boys & Girls Club of Venice who showcased their photographs at a local exhibit have moved on to a regional club competition in Laguna Beach.
The youths took part in the ImageMakers program, which encourages club members ages 6-18 to learn and practice a variety of photography skills such as framing, storytelling through photographs and using alternative processes.
“We are excited with the development and quality of our digital photography program,” said the club’s executive director Erikk Aldridge. “The photographs speak volumes about the imagination and technical skills of our club members.”
The Boys & Girls Club of Venice photographers competed in four categories: Culture and Tradition; Surroundings; Portraits; and “What Moves Me,” a photograph with an essay or poem.
The winners included Juliana Zamora, 12, who won in three categories, Brian Diaz, 12, Azucena Maldonado, 13, who won in three categories, and Jose Serna, 15.
Club members’ photographs selected at the contest’s national level will be exhibited at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Conference.