2020: All Our Current Initiatives

Day-to-Day Bokeh Focus

Featured Photographers

…of the Week

Our Photographer of the Week contest is our way of highlighting and sharing the amazing, creative work photographers submit to us by tagging their work with @bokeh_focus. Our followers vote over several days with reactions and comments, then the winning photographs and story of the winner are featured on @bokeh_focus in an Instagram post and story.

Camera aperature lens with rainbowed surface in black metal ringFind the entry details here.

See all the creative work by our Photographer of the Week winners on our Instagram @bokeh_focus.

…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 @Bokeh_Focus and this website.

Camera aperature lens with rainbowed surface in black metal ringFind 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. 

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. 

The Moroccan Virtual Exchange Project

Beginning in Fall 2020: 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. It will be facilitated by Dr. Nathalia Jaramillo, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Coordinator of Latin American/Latino Studies at Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA, and Dr. Samira Rguibi, Professor and Chair of English, and Ben M’Sik , Faculty of Letters, from Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco. Support for this innovative collaboration is provided by the Stevens Initiative and the Aspen Institute.

Muslimwoman in hajib smiles and extends hand to someone offering to shake hands (we see only their back and extended hand).The Moroccan Virtual Exchange will be 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. Participating students will develop intercultural competence, improve teamwork and problem-solving skills, strengthen digital communication skills, and be eligible to receive a UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research) Certificate.

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. Our sister publications, Youth Today and the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) will also share social media posts on their Facebook and Twitter about each student’s work.

Watch our front page and follow @Bokeh_Focus to see the first Moroccan Virtual Exchange Project stories and galleries coming this coming Fall!