The goal of PHSNE’s School Outreach Program is to help support public and, private schools, colleges, art institutes and summer camp photography instructors and their students. Especially as expressed by traditional (analog) photography and related darkroom practices. PHSNE does this by providing, for free, donated 35mm SLR film cameras and enlargers to programs in need of these items.
Students and instructors are also invited to participate in PHSNE sponsored shoots/field trips, and meetings. They also get free admission to our annual, April, Photographica show and auction.
To request a camera or other assistance please email our Director of School Outreach, Holly Worthington at educameras@PHSNE.org with any questions or requests.
Holly has been teaching in the Visual Art Department at Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, MA since 1990 and darkroom photography there since 1996. Originally from Ohio, she received her B.F.A. and M.A.T. from Maryland Institute College of Art.
Donations to support the School Outreach Program are welcome, especially 35mm SLRs and darkroom equipment. All donations are tax deductible. To make a donation simply contact Holly at the above email address or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
PROGRAM ACTIVITY TO DATE
The PHSNE School Outreach Program was initiated in 2015 by then president Richard (Whitey) Morange. Under his guidance over 36 35mm SLR cameras were donated to programs and students in at least five school districts ranging from Belmont, Waltham, Cape Cod and Rhode Island.
In 2016 Holly Worthington volunteered to become the program’s official director. During the 2017 fiscal year, ending on May 31, 2017, Holly has coordinated the placement of over 63 35mm cameras, 3 TLR cameras, 2 light meters, 11 enlargers, a large variety of darkroom accessories, 30 rolls of slide film, 10 boxes of paper and large format film and 10 boxes of photography magazines. A total of 16 programs benefited from her efforts, 7 Colleges, 7 High Schools, 1 summer camp, and one other institution.