Welcome to the Animo Photography Club! Through photography and video, students learn how to express themselves, explore issues of identity, heighten their awareness and perception, discover a voice for change and service within their communities, learn technical skills in shooting and editing, and much much more!!

You can view all of our photos on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/living-histories/

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Back to school!

New programs are starting back up soon!

We'll be at the following schools this fall:

Animo Bunch on Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45
Animo Pat Brown on Mondays, 3:30 - 4:30
Animo Oscar de la Hoya on Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30

The photo/video club will give you a chance to:

Use digital & film cameras & learn from artists
Explore art, photography, video & photojournalism
Create short films, music videos, journals & more
Make your own blog or website
Put together a portfolio of your work
Show your work in our group shows
Info on scholarships, grants and colleges

We hope to see some of you this fall!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lady Gaga

A few weeks ago, we watched a segment of 60 Minutes that featured Lady Gaga. She talked about how she focused on becoming famous and she sees fame as an art form. This is why she thinks of herself as a performance artist. She likes being creative and puts a lot into her performances on stage for her fans.
When talking about her life, she mentioned being bullied in school and feeling like an outsider which lead her to feel insecure about herself. She said she was able to let go of most of her insecurities when she changed her name to Lady Gaga. She also stated that she wants her fans to know they have the freedom to become what they want to be and they can all be superstars.
Music and performing is Lady Gaga's creative outlet and she used it to become famous. This video shows the students they can do whatever they want with their photos and artwork. Everyone has the potential to do great things and they should not be afraid to take risks.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Animo Venice!

Champions has added Living Histories Photography and Multimedia art classes to Animo Venice! The multimedia art class will meet Mondays and the photography/video class will meet Wednesdays. The first class will be tomorrow, Wednesday, March 30th, in the computer lab: 3:30 - 5 pm. Hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Community Service with Living Histories

My name is Brianna Bellmar and I am a student at California State University, Long Beach. I am taking a community psychology class and community service with a local non-profit community organization is a component of the class. The goal of community service learning is to enhance learning through reflection on the connections between information covered in class and actual experiences in the community.

I am volunteering at Animo South LA High School and the students in the photography class are very talented. I am already learning from this experience that our youth has a great amount of talent and many of them just need a creative outlet to showcase what they can do.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Opening Reception of "Perspectives"

Below are photos from tonight's opening reception of the Perspectives art show at Starbucks in Huntington Park. It features photographic work from high school students at three different Green Dot charter schools: Animo Ralph Bunche, Animo Pat Brown, and Animo South LA. The show will be up through most of January. So if you haven't seen it yet, stop by!

Thank you again, Stephanie, for hosting another Living Histories student art show at your Starbucks!

Andy (left) and Chris (right) from Animo Bunche standing next to their photos

Nico from Animo Bunche next to her photos

Yesi from Animo Bunche underneath her photos

Shardae from Animo South LA underneath her photographs with text

Iris (left) and Jose (right) from Animo Bunche pointing and looking at their photos

David from Animo Bunche next to his photographs

Animo Pat Brown display

Detail of Animo Pat Brown display

Detail of Animo Pat Brown display

Chris with family members

Shardae with friends

Nico with her sister

staged Bunche group photo

Chris showing his work to some of his family members

Chris' relative looking at Jason's, Yesi's, Nico's, and Shardae's photos

Bunche students with Pat Brown instructor, Steven (right)