SURA Arts Academy: Online Photography Summer Camp — Registration

Beginners Camp: 1-3 p.m. EDT, Mondays and Wednesdays, July 20 – Aug. 19, 2020
Intermediate Camp: 1-3 p.m. EDT, Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 21 – Aug. 20, 2020

Registration deadline: 5 p.m. Friday, July 17, 2020

Museum Members: $150
General Public: $180
Scholarships available based on financial need + availability. SURA scholarship application

See the world through the lens of photography this summer!

Students will learn the art of photography during a 5-week online summer camp—either beginner and intermediate—designed to help students share stories about their lives, community and culture, using elements of social justice, journalism and empowerment, all through the lens of photography. This semester’s theme is telling your story in the year 2020. With the help of expert photographers, students will narrate and document their reality through photography and develop skills in composition, lighting and storytelling. The curriculum includes visual presentations, photographic challenges, activities, discussions, critiquing and analyzing and more. Students’ work will be celebrated in the SURA Student Photography Exhibition in October 2020. 

The camps will be completely online and done from the comfort of students’ homes. Classes will meet via Zoom twice a week, from 1-3 p.m. EDT. Students must have access to an electronic device with the Zoom app, webcam/microphone capabilities, and an internet connection.

  • Beginners Camp (Ages 12-16): 1-3 p.m. EDT, Mondays and Wednesdays, July 20 – Aug. 19, 2020

    No experience necessary. Students are encouraged to use their own cell phones that have high quality cameras. For students who may not have access to a cell phone, AANM can provide digital cameras to those who need them and are able to pick them up at the Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, before the camp begins.

  • Intermediate Camp (Ages 16-21): 1-3 p.m. EDT, Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 21 – Aug. 20, 2020

    Students must have their own DSLR camera and have some experience using and understanding their camera.


Due to the pandemic, we have been closed to the public since March 13. Closed doors mean that our earned revenue streams have dried up, and corporate funds have been pivoted to assist with COVID-19 relief or for their own financial survival. We are looking forward to the day we can safely reopen, but until then, we need your support.

Your donation today will help us weather this crisis.

  • July 17, 2020 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm