Since 2011, the TWELVE project has given individuals the opportunity to capture their unique viewpoints of Galveston Island through the art of photography. This year, TWELVE returns by having participants photograph the hidden side of Galveston that might otherwise go unseen.
2017 participants are: Anna Bassett, Amy Bly, Brax Easterwood, Mark Garza, Emma Hickson, Laura Hughes, Jeff Modzelewski, Karen Parsons, Charlotte Pines, Ian Ramirez, Roman Rodriguez, and Tom Schwenk. More information on each of these participants, as well as previous year’s photographers and their photos, are available at www.twelvepeople.org.
Armed with the same film camera, an Olympus Trip 35, and the choice of black and white or color film, this year’s participants will select one photo for gallery display leading up to the sale of their photo on July 15th at 6 p.m. in Edna’s Room of The Grand 1894 Opera House.
“TWELVE’s mission is to use photography as a means to elicit conversations and connections about the community we all live in together, but sometimes see differently,” explains Shannon Guillot-Wright, TWELVE co-founder. “During an era of greater and greater polarization, we bring diverse viewpoints and opinions together instead of seeing them as dividing lines. This year’s event will showcase these various perspectives and highlight our common humanity by focusing on what is under the surface.”
A project created in 2011 by Will Wright and Shannon Guillot-Wright, photography is used to highlight the diversity of people, scenery, and architecture in cities, as well as our diverse viewpoints on life. Proceeds from the sale of photos go to organizations in Galveston who bring the arts and humanities to youth and young adults.
TWELVE is a nonprofit initiative fiscally sponsored by ARTSPIRE, a Program of New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). The program is one of the oldest, largest, most prestigious and artist friendly in the county.
For additional information on TWELVE, please visit twelvepeople.org or contact Will Wright at 806-236-0715 or firstname.lastname@example.org.