dslr camera, photoshop; 7×5.5”
“Mental health is extremely important today. Lots of students feel pressure because of the expectations they are expected to perform. Some students feel that they don’t have anyone to call, and that they are alone on the road they are traveling. I wanted to represent these themes in my artwork, and I think this is an important idea for my generation that needs to be expressed.”
ARTIST BIO: Devin Long is a Grade 10 student at Princeton High School.
PROJECT: Photography students were challenged by art teacher Lindsey Holliday to create imagery based on their own personal passion or connection to themes of Peace and Social Justice in regards to Equality and Equity. Students viewed and discussed the Equality/ Equity Illustration, Bisa Butler’s The Safety Patrol quilt, Shepard Fairey’s American Rage poster, and Frank Willis Thomas’ Branded photograph. They also viewed the series published by Amplifier Art, 12 Conversations Seek Common Ground. Students were encouraged to develop their ideas in a plan and create their artwork using media and techniques of their choice.