2021 — Initiatives

Our 3D Virtual Gallery — 2021 Bokeh Focus Exhibit

In Pursuit of JUSTICE

Our fifth photography exhibit opened with a livestreaming event April 22.

The exhibit features the work of young photographers involved in the juvenile justice system that participated in workshops coordinated by our creative partner, Vox ATL, with youthSpark, our workshop partner. Watch the exhibit trailer below.

Click to watch the full documentary about the project!

Partnerships for 2021

J. Paul Getty Museum & Center for Sustainable Journalism’s Bokeh Focus Collaboration

We are happy to continue our partnership with the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Our 2021 initiatives will launch in collaboration with the award-winning Getty Unshuttered photography program that is generously supported by the Genesis Inspiration Foundation. Learn more about this new partnership here.

National Press Photographers Association — A Bokeh Focus Exhibit Partner

We are also excited to continue our collaboration with the National Press Photographers Association. NPPA joined our exhibit for the first time in 2020 in support of photojournalists working around the globe to document a historic and unprecedented year under extraordinary circumstances.

VOX ATL — A Bokeh Focus 2021 Exhibit Creative Collaborator

VOX ATL is leading a youth-voice movement where teens from diverse backgrounds create a stronger, more equitable community through leadership and uncensored self-expression. Our vision is a culture where teens are creating, leading and thriving. VOX ATL is committed to amplifying the voices of the teens through youth-development programming and intentional community partnerships. Please visit voxatl.org for more about this nonprofit partner. 

youthSpark – A Bokeh Focus Workshop 2021 Workshop Partner

SPARKING A BRIGHT FUTURE! We create a safe space for vulnerable teens to pave their way to a bright and positive future. By empowering youth to advocate for themselves and use the tools we provide, we in turn support their families and also transform the communities they live in. youthSpark’s mission is to provide cutting-edge services, education and advocacy to combat youth trafficking,  exploitation and abuse. Please visit youth-spark.org to learn more about this non-profit partner and its programs.

The Moroccan Virtual Exchange Project 2020 — 2022

This live, virtual exchange project between Moroccan and U.S. university students is focused on women’s equality and women’s leadership across cultures through collaborative digital storytelling.

Moroccan and American flags against white clouds in blue skyThe 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 Oct. 28 a Success! Watch the video here.

Hassan II University of Casablanca (H2UC) and Kennesaw State University (KSU) participated in a webinar event on Oct. 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! 

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