Do you have a teenager that wants to learn about photography? Here is a special opportunity for them to learn from the best. Arkansas' Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is presenting "Beyond the Lens: Teen Photography Mentorship Program" where teens will learn from world-renowned artist Annie Leibovitz.

The program is free and will kick off with a lecture by Annie Leibovitz on Saturday, September 16 at 9 AM. She will also be there for the opening of her exhibition Annie Leibovitz at Work at Crystal Bridges.

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These students will also receive mentorship from local photographers inspired by Anne Leibovitz giving the teens the chance to create their very own photographic masterpiece that will be displayed in the Studio at Crystal Bridges.

The other workshops will take place on Saturdays making it available to interested students out of town:

Saturday, September 30 will be the first meeting with the mentor

Saturday, October 14 will be touching base with the mentor

Saturday, November 3 is the photograph and artist statement submission deadline

The week of November 18-26: Showcase in the Studio

Sunday, January 28 will be the final exhibit reception

Photo by Christian Wiediger on Unsplash
Photo by Christian Wiediger on Unsplash

All experience levels are welcome and no special equipment will be required. The students will learn portrait photography skills and techniques, plus how to exhibit their work.
The deadline to apply is Friday, September 15 at 5 PM. You can sign your teenager up for this free program here. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is located at 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR

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