This exhibition is a culmination of middle school students [Enrichment Class] at Raul Yzaguirre School For Success (Houston, Texas) working to explore self-portraiture as Digital Art.

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Rachel Arce

Rachel Arce (2)

Jennifer Barajas

Jennifer Barajas (2)

Eduardo Barrera

Eduardo Barrera (2)

Erika Bonilla

Erika Bonilla (2)

Griselda Marin

Alejandra Martinez

Alejandra Martinez (2)

Gabriel Martinez

Gabriel Martinez (2)

Rossy Martinez

Rossy Martinez (2)

Destiny Ocampo

Destiny Ocampo (2)

Holly Ramirez

Luis Solis

Luis Solis (2)

Vanessa Talavera

Vanessa Talavera (2)

Alma Villarreal

Alma Villarreal

Tom R. Chambers

This project is under the instruction of Tom R. Chambers at Raul Yzaguirre School For Success (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.).

It is in keeping with the exhibition, "The FACE: Evolution of Portrait in Photography" at the State Novosibirsk Historical Museum, Russia, February 16 - March 14, 2011. Mr. Chambers has four images (Hometown Tom, Tube Tom, Apple Tom, Photo Tom) from his Tom Series project in the exhibition. He challenged the students in his after school program to use GIMP [Photoshop equivalent] to parallel the exhibition in Russia. Click on catalogue [PDF] to view the portraits on display as a part of "The FACE".

The main purpose of the project is to establish relevance for what the students do in the classroom. A connection to the real world ... in this case, paralleling an actual exhibition with the possibility of their [students] work being shown as well ... is a motivating factor for the students to gain more confidence in what they do, and have a sense of self-worth.


Digital Art