2018 High School Photography Program

Exhibition, Master Class, Lecture and Mini Workshops

Saturday, March 10, 2018

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Florida Atlantic University Theatre Lab, Parliament Hall, First Floor

777 Glades Road, Boca Raton


In its third year, the 2018 exhibition* will feature work by 60 photography students from Boca Raton Community High School, A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Pembroke Pines Charter High School, and joining the program this year, Jupiter Community High School. This year’s Master Class will be conducted by Cathaleen Curtiss, director of Photography for The Buffalo News and White House News Photographers Association Photographer of the Year in 1990. A lecture on The Value of Professional Photojournalism and Your Images Are Your Legacy will be given by Mickey Osterreicher, Esq., general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association and former award-winning photojournalist.


Meet the first recipient of the Donald M. Robinson Award for Excellence in Photography (Overall Best in Show) along with the Juried Competition student winners in Best in Show (each school), Abstract, Architectural, Black & White, Candid, Experimental, Florida Wildlife, Landscape and Portrait.


Mini workshops in Layered Light Painting, Photographers as Storytellers, Glitch in Digital Media, Animation Flipbooks, Cyanotypes and/or Purell Transfers, Action Photography, Abstraction in Photography will be led by Photography teachers Faran Fagen, Jack Foreman and Lorraine Vazquez from Pembroke Pines Charter High School; Stephen Germana and Sarah Knudtson from Jupiter Community High School; Melissa Glosmanova and Peter Stodolak from A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts; and Rob Sweeten, Boca Raton Community High School.


The March 10 event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Alyce Erickson, 561.391.6380.


*Student exhibition will remain on display to the public through March 23, 2018.



2017 High School Photography Program

The High School Photography Program will continue for yet another exciting year of photography studies.

Mark your calendars for February 25 and 26 for the 2017 Exhibition, Master Class and Interactive Lighting Seminar. It will be conducted by Fred Conrad - Fine Art and Freelance Photographer and former New York Times Photojournalist. Free and open to the public, it will be held at the Florida Atlantic University Theatre Lab.

Must register in advance. Online registration coming soon!



2016 High School Pilot Program

The NSAL Florida East Coast Chapter was chosen by the national organization to be the first chapter in the country to create a High School Pilot Project in Photography. Twenty one students from Boca Raton High School piloted the program that expanded their knowledge in photography technique, taught them to curate an exhibit, and created the opportunity for them to showcase their work in a professional gallery setting.

The pilot project – which is serving as a model for similar projects in NSAL chapters across the United States – culminated in an exhibit of the students’ work and a master photography class conducted by award-winning New York Times Photographer Stephen Crowley.

Other budding photographers and artists from Spanish River High School also got a chance to display their work along with the Boca Raton High School students at the reception that was held at the Florida Atlantic University Theatre Lab where more than 100 guests attended.

Winner of numerous awards, Crowley shared a 2002 Pulitzer Prize with a team of Times photographers covering the war in Afghanistan. In 2005, American Photo magazine named him one of the "100 Most Important Photographers."