The Envision Foundation for Photography and Digital Media
Using the power of visual media to help young people change their world
The Envision Foundation is an international non-profit organization that empowers young people to become involved in, and contribute to, their communities and the world through photography and digital media.
A main goal of the organization is to support young people in defining local needs and issues, and assist them in creating possible solutions. Participants in our program can share their vision, experiences and solutions with their peers, the leaders of their communities and the world – online, as well as through exhibitions, events and print publications. By sharing their stories, young people will visualize themselves as part of a global community.
The Envision Foundation provides young people with vital skills in visual and digital media, which prepares them to tell the stories of their own lives and their community. Dedicated to building future leaders, The Envision Foundation believes in the ability of young people to contribute to their community and the world.
Current program: www.photo-sphere.org
Programs are underway in: The United States, Haiti and China.
I.AM.Visura Educational Program
The Niños de Nueva Esperanza project held a Photography and Ecology Workshop for a group of 20 teenagers from the community of Sabana Seca, Toa Baja, with the goal of developing ecological awareness and reinforcing individual self-expression through photography. Instructed by Adriana Teresa with the assistance of Graham Letorney, the youths explored three approaches to the photographic image: portraiture, photo-documentation, and the concept of metaphor. Culminating in an exhibition, the talented and motivated teenagers shared their environmental concerns and goals with their community. The workshop was developed for the Niños de Nueva Esperanza project by FotoVisura
and coordinated by the Franciscan Friars, under the auspices of the RISA Foundation.
Niños de Nueva Esperanza is a community alternative education organization with over 200 boys and girls from the ages of 6 to 16 in Sabana Seca, a town in northern Puerto Rico that has been marginalized by poverty and violence.
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Our goal is to promote education through photography workshops by developing programs for youth in communities world wide.
i.am.RGB Two Week Intensive Program
FotoVisura is dedicated to providing prospective photography students the necessary tools to best prepare them to meet their goals. Our aim is to guide each student through the process of submitting to a Photography Department in an Art Institution.
i.am.RGB MERIT SCHOLARSHIP
With the support of Individuals and Institutions who believe in the importance of helping an aspiring student to receive a Photography Education in one of the leading art institutions in New York City, FotoVisura aims to establish the i.am.RGB MERIT SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship will be awarded to talented latino students residing in New York City and/or Latin America including Mexico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.
The awarded artists will be sponsored by an Institution or Individual and will receive full tuition and the opportunity to study photography at a New York School of their choice.