2020: All Our Initiatives
…of the Week
Our Photographer of the Week contest was our way of highlighting and sharing the amazing, creative work photographers submit to us by tagging their work with @bokeh_focus. Our Instagram followers vote over several days with reactions and comments, then the winning photographs and story of the winner were featured on @bokeh_focus in an Instagram post and story. In early 2023 we combined our Photographer of the Wrrk and Photographer of the Month contests. See more here.
…of the Month
Our Photographer of the Month is chosen from our Photographers of the Week in a one-day voting marathon by our Instagram followers. We publish an in-depth interview with the winner and a photo gallery collection of their work — curated by the photographer — on Instagram @Bokeh_Focus and on this website.
Find the entry details here.
See the photography and interviews of our Photographers of the Month on our Instagram @Bokeh_Focus. Links to their galleries and complete interviews of winners and past featured photographers are on this website are here.
FOLLOW US on Instagram @bokeh-Focus TO VOTE for your favorite photos!
We add contestants’ tagged photos often … so check our Instagram voting highlight daily!
Photojournalism by Our Sister Publications
Youth Today and the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) are our sister publications comprised of a team of dedicated professional journalists working to bring you the latest news and information related to issues affecting youth and juvenile justice. We share the stories they publish that have large collections of photos as stories and galleries here on Bokeh Focus.
Youth Today is the only independent, national and digital media publication that is read by thousands of professionals in the youth service field. Youth Today adheres to high-quality journalistic standards, providing readers with professional news coverage dedicated to examining a wide spectrum of complex issues in the youth services industry from diversity to community-based youth work.
The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) fosters a community of support around the issues facing the youth of our country. JJIE readers and social media followers are made up of people who are interested in doing what is best for at-risk kids, along with industry professionals who work with children on a daily basis, and citizens from Georgia and around the United States. JJIE covers juvenile justice and related issues nationally on a daily basis.
Our 3D Virtual Gallery – 2020 Bokeh Focus Exhibit
“The New World: Isolation — Societal Norms Altered”
Our fourth annual virtual photography exhibit features the work of emerging photographers and photo journalists depicting what the new world of isolation looks like for them during the COVID-19 crisis. The eight shows in the exhibit feature photography from the metro Atlanta area, the nation and the world.
See the complete exhibit in our Bokeh Focus 3D Virtual Gallery.
New Partnerships for 2020-2021
We are happy to announce the partnership of Bokeh Focus with the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California. Our 2020 exhibit and our 2021 initiatives will launch in collaboration with the award-winning Getty Unshuttered photography program that is generously supported by the Genesis Inspiration Foundation.
We also welcome the National Press Photographers Association, which joins our exhibit for the first time this year in support of photojournalists working around the globe to document a historic and unprecedented year under extraordinary circumstances.
The Moroccan Virtual Exchange Project
This live, virtual exchange project between Moroccan and United States university students is focused on women’s equality and women’s leadership across cultures through collaborative digital storytelling.
The Moroccan Virtual Exchange is focused on creativity, featuring photographic and written work by students from Kennesaw State University and Hassan II University. Work from all the students will be showcased at both universities.
Bokeh Focus, as the official publishing partner for the Morocco project, will publish the written stories, photo essays and video stories of the students on our Instagram @Bokeh_Focus and this website.
Launch Event Webinar on October 28 a Success! Watch the video here.
Hassan II University of Casablanca (H2UC) and Kennesaw State University (KSU) participated in a webinar event on October 28 to kick-off our Women’s Leadership Virtual Exchange program supported by the Stevens Initiative. Learn more and see links to project videos and collaboration projects here.
Watch our Bokeh Focus front page and follow @Bokeh_Focus to see all the Moroccan Virtual Exchange Project stories and galleries coming soon!