Application process is now closed.

Residents of the Cities of Coral Springs and Parkland are invited to apply to participate in Big Picture: Resilience photojournalism workshops. The workshops are being led by award-winning photo journalist Carl Juste along with C.W. Griffith and André Chung.

Juste and his team will lead a multi-part workshop for fifteen participants exploring the use of photojournalism as a form of self-expression and community engagement, exploring ideas around healing, resiliency, bearing witness and capturing history. Participants will create their own images and tell their own stories that will become part of a catalog and a public presentation. The workshop will take place in 4 two-hour sessions during the summer of 2019; participants must commit to attending all 4 sessions.

As part of the project, Juste, C.W. Griffin and André Chung, all award-winning photo-journalists, will also capture images and stories of the community focusing on documenting the resiliency and healing through the eyes and stories of five of the workshop participants.

The Cities of Coral Springs and Parkland, along with the Coral Springs Museum of Art, are hosting Carl Juste’s Big Picture: Resilience as part of the Cities’ Bloomberg Public Art Challenge program “The Power of Art: Inspiring Community Healing after Gun Violence.” Big Picture: Resilience is one of five hands-on art projects, with the goal of providing opportunities and outlets for healing and social cohesion.

No photography experience is necessary! Participants will be able to keep their photos.
This opportunity is open to all residents of Parkland or Coral Springs, age 16 and older.

What to Expect

The four workshops will all take place on one Friday evening and three Saturday mornings  and participants must attend all four workshop sessions. Photography and journaling assignments will be given at the end of each workshop; assignments will be due in between sessions. Participants will learn how to use a DSLR camera, how to frame a shot and how to write about their work, gaining lifelong skills.

Workshops are scheduled for the following dates and will take place at the Coral Springs Museum of Art:

  • June 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, 1st workshop
  • June 29 @ 10 am – 12 pm, 2nd workshop
  • July 20 @ 10 am – 12 pm, 3rd workshop
  • August 17 @ 10 am – 12 pm, 4th workshop

Application process is now closed.

Applications will be reviewed by the Power of Art Advisory Committee, who will select a multi-generational group of applicants based upon their answers to the application questions. Applications are due by May 28, 2019.

Who Can Apply

This opportunity is open to all residents of Parkland or Coral Springs, age 16 and older. Both students and adults are encouraged to apply, and we will be looking for a range of ages to participate. No photography experience is necessary, and cameras will be provided.

The ideal candidates will be:

  • Curious about how to create a visual narrative of their own and others’ lives and experiences
  • Willing to express thoughts, feelings and emotions through the power of photography and writing
  • Have a love and appreciation for the arts
  • Honest and brave
  • Open to the exchange of ideas
  • Be attracted to collaboration
  • Mature and respectful
  • Open to self-evaluation
  • Enjoy learning and sharing