Easter Seals Project celebrates 10 years

Congratulations to all the College of DuPage Photojournalism and Portrait students who participated in the 10th annual Easter Seals Exhibition, “Our Journey”, which opens Wednesday, October 21st at Easter Seals DuPage in Villa Park, IL.

This year 19 families collaborated with our students to produce the show. Students in the Photojournalism class produced printed photo essays as well as  multimedia stories, which are featured here. The Portrait students made environmental portraits of their subjects on location.

These images remain on display at Easter Seal DuPage for one year. Besides illustrating how COD students give back to their community, this class public service project is a visual acknowledgment of our multi-talented students, The 24 x 36” photographs on display also serve a very important purpose for Easter Seals and its families.

Photograph by Hoon Kim

Photograph by Hoon Kim

Mary Alice D’Arcy, President of Easter Seals DuPage, says, “These photographs give our families hope that their child, although diagnosed with a special

Photograph by Karen Knecht

Photograph by Karen Knecht

need, can still achieve much in their life and have a chance to participate in everyday activities. For people who see the photographs, it reminds them that our services are offered to children who are children first. It just happens that their child’s body works differently than some other kids.”

To learn more about Photojournalism at College of DuPage, contact Terry Vitacco at vitacco@cod.edu. The next Photojournalism class will be held in the Spring 2010 semester. Register early to be part of this enlightening humanitarian project.

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