Workshops for 8-14 year olds focused on positive self-image and discovering the joy of photographic art. This is accomplished through hands-on experience via classroom instruction and neighborhood “photo walks.” All participants will create a portfolio of images that illustrates the story of who they are in relation to the world they live in.
PHOTO smART™ – Long-term workshops for high school students that incorporate instruction of the art and business of professional photography. This program is intended for teenagers who are really serious about achieving a career as a Photographer. At the end of the program, each student
will have a portfolio and letter of reference for the furtherance of his/her photographic education and career.
“CAMDEN CAMERA CAMP™” – Summer photography program for "at-risk" youth.
The participants meet in Camden, NJ to
learn photo fundamentals from professional photographers. Campers are exposed to dynamic workshops including positive
self-esteem and healthy self-expression.
On the final day of camp we visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art where they
create great images and learn about
classic and contemporary art.
CAMDEN CAMERA CAMP
EJM Foundation provides long and short-term photo-art residencies to public and charter schools, colleges and universities, organizations and community centers. Contact us for additional details.
We live in a digital age where you can see instant results of the photographs you capture and then share those images via social-media with countless people. Originally, photography was an analog process that included film cameras and the use of chemicals to process and print images. There is a unique feeling one experience when exploring photography. EJM Foundation offers short and long-term lessons to learn this beautiful process.
FILM & DARKROOM
FOCUSED ON FREEDOM™ – Workshops for incarcerated youth age 14-18 geared to offer direction and hope. The teens will learn about the power of photographic imagery through self-portraits combined with their hand-written, positive declarations about their future. The images and affirmations will be posted in a common area at the correctional facility in order to inspire others to achieve their dreams.
FOCUSED ON FREEDOM
“OUR GALLERY™” – This program creates public photographic art projects and murals for neighborhood beautification. The EJMF Team will connect with urban residents and young local artists to collaborate on the content of the photography. Erik James Montgomery creates original photographs for public display as well. Invitations are delivered to the residents and local officials for the creation of the images.
Camp Winonah™ is a summer residential camp located in Harriman State Park, NY. Camp Winonah’s programs focus on each child’s individual self-concept, development
of leadership skills, and self-confidence. Activities include: swimming, canoeing, team sports, arts and crafts, dance, orienteering/nature studies, drama, archery and academic enrichment. Camp Winonah has a special focus on teaching various levels of photography to the campers.
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EJM Foundation offers private photography lessons to individuals and small groups. Whether it is a one-hour session or multi-week course, our sessions will prepare the novice, intermediate or advanced photographer to learn photography on a deeper level.
EJM Foundation produce and support several photography projects for the purpose of education, exploration and inspiration. Below are a few links to our current projects: