Book Launch and one-time chance to purchase the book
February 26, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Exhibition will remain on view through March 14, 2015
"I wanted to create a body of work that will stand the test of time and make a positive impact for Big Thought's Creative Solutions program," said Cohen. "Our hope is that people find the work as empowering and moving as are the kids and their motivation to succeed."
- Stewart Cohen
Award-winning photographer and film director Stewart Cohen - who photographed such legends as architect Oscar Niemeyer, musicians B.B. King and Erykah Badu, and primatologist Jane Goodall for his book "Identity" - has now turned his lens to Dallas kids who entered Big Thought's White House-commended Creative Solutions program as adjudicated youth and left with energy and creativity channeled into worthy pursuits.
Celebrating Creative Solutions' 20th anniversary year, Cohen's work appears alongside the kids' first-person stories and art work in his newest book, "A Portrait of Potential." Proceeds shall benefit Big Thought's Creative Solutions program; books can only be purchased at the event.
For more than 25 years, Big Thought has worked to innovate education in Dallas by providing youth with access to creative learning programs to help them imagine possibilities, excel academically and contribute to their community. Driven by its mission to make imagination a part of everyday learning, Big Thought develops campus and community based programs that impact academic achievement and address youth development by connecting classroom objectives and traditional teaching methods with arts, culture and creative learning. Through its partnerships, Big Thought serves more than 100,000 Dallas children, families and teachers each year, both in and out of the classroom.
Learn more about Big Thought here.
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Jazzlin: Two Years, 2014
©Stewart Cohen/Courtesy PDNB Gallery