The Hughson Community Photography Project (HCPP) will be on display at the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE), 1100 H Street, Modesto, during May. HCCP was organized by photography Teacher Jack Bland and was made up of 12 students enrolled in beginning and advanced digital photography at Hughson High School. The project started in mid-October 2018 and ended in mid-March.
According to Bland, for six months students involved with the project met every Wednesday after school and spent the afternoon photographing the town of Hughson and members of the community.
“The main objective was to provide Hughson High students the opportunity to photograph the community they live in to produce an exhibit of 40 images,” said Bland. “The images reflect the unique community of Hughson, California. The project focused on ways in which community visual art programs can be utilized to foster a sense of belonging and help support self-efficacy for high school students.”
The community is invited to visit SCOE, where the images will be on display for the month of May before being transferred to the Hughson Unified School District where it will be permanently on display.