December 1, 2011

Public Policy Research Center Photography Project

Posted in Events, Exhibitions

stainedglassshadows506px72dpiSarra Agha, 2011, Stained Glass Shadow, (Photography Project: Downtown Dutchtown), digital color print, 8 x 10 inches

PPRC Photography Project

This spring, the World Chess Hall of Fame will host the next in a series of very special exhibitions.

Since 1978, the Public Policy Research Center (PPRC) at the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL) has supported innovative photography exhibitions. In 2004, Project Director Mel Watkin reenvisioned the program with an increased focus on community photography.  Since that time, the Photography Project has worked with over 200 individuals from 23 community groups. With the help of 70 area partners, the Project has produced 50 exhibitions around the Saint Louis area over the past seven years.

The World Chess Hall of Fame is pleased to be the next venue for the PPRC Photography Project. Watkin will lead a once-weekly class, training a small group of students over the course of 8-12 weeks. Students will learn the basics of photography, then have the opportunity to test their new skills by creating an exhibition around the theme of “chess in everyday life.” The exhibition will be featured on the walls of the WCHOF. An identical show will be on view at the PPRC’s headquarters on the UMSL campus.

If you are interested in taking part in this unique project, please contact Claire Grothe at claire.grothe@worldchesshof.orgor 314-367-9243 ext. 105.