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Monday, May 12, 2008
StreetScape at Regent Park Workshop with Jamel Shabazz
On May 3rd 2008, internationally acclaimed photographer Jamel Shabazz joined twenty youth from the Toronto community of Regent Park for a workshop in preparation for Luminato’s StreetScape installations. Jamel is an inspiring presence, equally known for his street photography as for his warmth, sense of humour and creative empathy for growing-up in the inner city.


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The session was part of an ongoing eight-week series of workshops and mentorship sessions where youth participants are given the opportunity to learn about art interpretation and narrative in preparation for becoming Luminato Streetscape tour guides. In concert, the youth participation feeds creative input into the artwork that will be on display in Regent Park as part of Luminato’s StreetScape exhibition (June 13-15). For example, at the Regent Park installation site during the closing weekend of the festival, select photographs from the May 3 Jamel Shabazz session will be turned into massive projections as well as painted into murals during later sessions.
posted by Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts & Creativity @ 10:14 AM  
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