FotoFest: Pozos Children’s project

A Rice University prof hands his camera off and gets a kid’s eye view

In 1979, the photographer Geoff Winningham visited Pozos, a tiny mining town near Mexico City. Nearly 30 years later, Winningham and his wife now spend at least half the year there, and the area has become something of a colony for American artists. So it’s no surprise that the photographer, known especially for his “Rites of Fall” series about Texas high school football, decided to pursue a photo project in his adopted hometown. But this time he handed the camera off to local children: Working with volunteers from Rice University, where he’s a professor, Winningham made three trips to Pozos in late 2007 and taught a band of local kids basic photography and darkroom skills before send-ing them into the streets to create the vivid, varied images on display in “FotoFest: Pozos Children’s Project.” 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Through March 29. The Jung Center, 5200 Montrose. For information, call 713-524-8253 or visit www.cgjunghouston.org. Free.
Mondays-Saturdays. Starts: March 1. Continues through March 29, 2008
 
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