SURA Arts Academy

“Sura” is the Arabic word for photograph. AANM’s SURA Arts Academy—a 2008 winner of the prestigious Coming Up Taller Award from the President’s Committee on Arts and the Humanities—helps students understand how to work a camera, learn camera tricks and techniques and then apply them to their community and life to create breathtaking professional-looking photos. SURA helps students learn about the power of photography as a tool to share their story with the world.

The program offers the use of a digital camera and classroom instruction by photographers over the course of a semester. Students will develop skills in composition, color, angles, lighting, image storytelling and social media sharing helping to foster the next generation of artists.

Students’ work is later exhibited at AANM’s annual SURA Student Photography Exhibition.

For more information about SURA, please contact Dave Serio, Educator & Public Programming Specialist, at dserio “at” accesscommunity.org.

Student Testimonial

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