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Aim for the Limits: A Children's Photography Exhibit
5/17/1994 - 6/4/1994
Aim for the Limits featured black and white documentary and portrait photographs of students and senior citizens by fourth and fifth graders of Buena Vista Alternative Elementary School, a Spanish Immersion School.
  Galería Exhibitions A World Without Borders: The Works of Judith Francisca Baca <1994>
Figuras y Alegoría: Glass Works by Einar and Jamex de la Torre <1994>
Aim for the Limits: A Children's Photography Exhibit <1994>
Dos Caras/ Two Faces: The Works of Ruben Trejo <1994>
First Front: Vanguard of the Chicano Movement <1994>
Open Studios: Works by Juan R. Fuentes, Ester Hernandez and Nancy Hom <1994>
Día de los Muertos <1994>
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Press Release

Galeria de la Raza opens its doors to the fresh energy of the 5th and 6th grade photography students of Buena Vista Elementary School in this Exhibit. The photo project is in its seventh year at Buena Vista Elementary- the San Francisco alternative school well known for providing Spanish language immersion for all students. The students spent their time in the project learning the techniques of documentary and portrait photography from artist-in-residence Irene Kane. The year ends with the opportunity to try out their skills.

The 4th graders worked in a group of senior citizens from a community ESL (English as Second Language) class. For several weeks the children got to know the elders by learning about their native cultures and backgrounds. The sessions ended with interviews and the taking of documentary photographs. Members of 5th grade went out into the city to shoot portraits of each other. Each child chose the background and lighting for his or her subject and then went to work with the cameras. Both groups wrote essays about their subjects.