Reconnecting With Our Surroundings by Tracie Ching based off of a photograph taken by Samantha George and submitted to our “Reconnecting With…” Open Call for Teen Photographers.
The “Reconnecting with____” Open Call for Teen Photographers is the second year of our partnership with the Unshuttered program of The J. Paul Getty Museum! Centered around the theme of Unshuttered 4.0, it will give teens a positive creative outlet during these challenging times.
Students submitted original photographs capturing who or what they were reconnecting with – be it with themselves, nature, values, creativity, or other themes. Top curators and creatives at the J. Paul Getty Museum and Amplifier reviewed and selected 20 winning photographs. Some of Amplifier’s top artists, such as Alex Albadree, Chip Thomas, Christian Rincon, Das Frank, Mer Young, Jessica Thornton, Tracie Ching and Rommy Torrico, then worked with the winners to transform their photographs into Amplifier-style artworks to be shown at a stand-alone J. Paul Getty Museum exhibit opening on June 14, 2022!