02.02.2010 Exclusive: YPI KIDS - More than just Photography
I am a photographer and a photography writer and through this trait I meet several interesting people and have been fortunate to work on several inspiring projects. But I have never come across anything as special as YPI KIDS. Have you ever wondered about the point where your profession becomes passion? Or when photography become more than just photography? That happens, and it has probably happened to all of us - an image that we shot meant so much to someone else. The point where a photograph becomes an object of endearment is the point when photography becomes more than just photography, more than a profession or an art, it becomes an important factor in someone's life. In my previous article about YPI KIDS I gave a brief introduction of what they did. Moving forward, this article will analyze the projects sponsored by YPI KIDS to enable kids "at-risk" or suffering from cancer photograph precious moments. 10.14.2008 - Featured Photographer, by Teresa Hanafin Photographers of the Week: Caitlin Quinn, Kate Smith, Max Carrasco, Ashley Murphy, David Paradela, Chelsea Berry, Zoe Kurtz, Caitlee Carrier, Stephen Snider
I attended the opening of a very special photo exhibit at the Boston Children's Museum last week: Project Tomorrow -- A Young Photographers Initiative photographic project. Nine children ages 10 to 18 with a parent under treatment for cancer at the Massachusetts General Hospital's Cancer Center were given cameras and an assignment: Make a portrait of your parent today that will inspire you to remember what is special about who she or he is tomorrow.

Photographer Paul Denckla then took a photo of each parent and child together...

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The Beat: Arts & Entertainment Camden Herald 01.31.2008 - The Camden Herald, Arts & Entertainment, The Beat by Dagney C. Ernest "Project: Tomorrow," IS HERE:
'Project: Tomorrow', a photo essay installation that captures a moment in the lives of young cancer patients, will open with a public reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Carver Hill Gallery, 264 Meadow St., Rockport.

The exhibition, which debuted last fall at the Maine Children's Museum in Portland, is the brainchild of Paul Denckla. Retired after years as a real estate investment advisor, mostly in the Chicago area, Denckla moved to Camden a few years ago from Whitefish, Mo. Since arriving on the Midcoast, he has explored a lifelong interest in film photography and was looking for a way to use the medium in a context that would contribute to the community.

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