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An Exhibition at the Getty Center Showcases Los Angeles as Seen Through the Eyes of Teenagers

Posted by on September 11, 2018 | Contests/Events, Education, Student Photography

All images feature installations from LA #UNSHUTTERED: Teens Reframing Life in Los Angeles.

Open through January 20, 2019, at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the exhibition “LA #Unshuttered: Teens Reframing Life in Los Angeles” features the photographs of 23 Los-Angeles area high school students. Each student was asked to pick a social issue of personal importance, and advocate for it with his or her photography. The resulting images are a combination of portraiture, landscape and documentary photography that offer a glimpse into what matters to teenagers living in Los Angeles today.

That exhibition is accompanied by an app, Getty Unshuttered, which invites teenagers all over the world to submit photographs to weekly challenges. Participants are given advice on light, color and composition that help guide their submissions. Past challenges covered “Candids,” “Portraits,” “Dream” and “Perspective.” The entries from these challenges are featured on a dedicated website.

To download the app, click on this link. To learn more about the exhibition and accompanying programming, visit the Getty Center’s website, or follow @GettyUnshuttered on Instagram.

Below is a selection of installation images from the exhibition.