Prince Elementary students use cameras to express themselves - Tucson News Now

Prince Elementary students use cameras to express themselves

By Heather Rowe - email

TUCSON (KOLD) - Seeing our country through the eyes of a child.  That is the point of the "Pictures of Hope" project.

Award winning photojournalist, author and Tucsonan Linda Solomon not only taught more than 30 fourth-graders at Prince Elementary School how to take pictures Tuesday but gave them their own cameras. 

The goal is to capture what children are thinking, feeling and hoping for in our country especially in the wake of the Tucson shootings.

Tanya Wall, assistant principal of Prince Elementary, is looking forward to the outcome.

"Our students have so much to say and it's hard for them to say it in writing and words."

All of the images will be on sale and the proceeds will benefit the Christina Taylor Green Memorial fund, a fellow fourth-grader who was killed in the Jan. 8 shooting.

One photo from each student will be chosen by a panel of judges to be in an art exhibit. 

The date or place has yet to be determined. 

The photos will be made into greeting cards and offered for sale at the two local Lexus dealerships, 4670 N. Circuit Drive at the Tucson Auto Mall, and 4373 E. Speedway Blvd.

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