Landmark Middle Students Tour JAXPORT
Bring the Noise Support Our Port Campaign and JAXPORT proudly present "My Port," a photography exhibit highlighting Jacksonville's port through a teen's eyes. The project, concepted by Meredith Fordham Hughes (JAXPORT's Manager of Creative Design), features the photography skills of select Landmark Middle School art students. Local artist and Landmark art teacher, Trevis X. Williams is no stranger to JAXPORT; her paintings of cranes are on display at port headquarters and have been featured on port promotional items. Each of Williams' students used a disposable camera supplied by the Support Our Port Community Campaign to photograph areas of interest as they toured and learned more about Blount Island, TraPac, adjacent port-owned wetlands and the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal. Fordham Hughes and Joanne Kazmierski (Manager, Community Outreach & Environmental Advocacy) gave the tour and encouraged the teens to take creative port photographs. The resulting images show everything from ships, cranes and employees, to painted lines on the docks. Selected student photographs will be featured at the Oct. 5 ArtWalk in "My Port. Our Water" at the Carling and at the Oct. 6 Support Our Port/Bring the Noise public rally at the Jacksonville Landing. The photos will then be on display at Landmark Middle School.
Photo credit: JAXPORT, Meredith Fordham Hughes