project tomorrow, a young photographers initiative photographic project
For its 2013 PROJECT TOMORROW YPIKIDS is partnering with The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing in Lewiston, ME. The Dempsey Center provides free support, education and integrative medical services to anyone impacted with cancer. The program was offered through The Healing Tree Children's Program. Eight children, ages 11 to 18, whose parents are living with cancer, participated.

The participants attended a one-day class with siblings and parents during which they received a Holga camera and a roll of film, were taught the basics of portrait photography and how to use the Holga cameras and were given a Portrait Assignment:

"An image is forever. Capture an image of your parent TODAY that will inspire you to remember what is special about who he/she is TOMORROW".

Both the parent and child had their portrait taken by Paul Denckla, the program's founder. Participants and parents also completed a writing assignment.

The culmination of the program was an Exhibition of the photos and writings at The Dempsey Center. A special Opening was held on October 10, 2013 for the participants, their families and friends. The Exhibition stayed open until October 11th during The Dempsey Challenge weekend.