‘Pictures of Hope’ exhibit to open July 13

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A special exhibit is set to open Wednesday at the Albuquerque Museum, highlighting the works of some talented students.

The one-day Pictures of Hope exhibit will showcase more than a dozen photos captured by some Albuquerque Public Schools students, as young as six years old and as old as 19. The students are part of the APS McKinney Vento Homeless Program, which provides help for them and their families during difficult times.

The exhibit opens Wednesday, July 13, at 10 a.m. at the Albuquerque Museum, 2000 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque. It features their photos, where they were all encouraged to capture their deepest hopes and dreams.

“So often it’s hard to express verbally something that is so deep within but, through an art form through photography, the kids have just opened up and they have just shared the most incredible heartfelt feelings,” said Linda Solomon, a photojournalist who founded ‘Pictures of Hope’.

The students’ photos will be auctioned off during the exhibit and proceeds will go toward them and their families.

While they hold events like these, the program is still in need of assistance.

“We are always in need of donations of food, of hygiene products,” said Mique Broome, a Title I resource teacher with the program. “There is a procedure, if people would like to donate cash of course, that all works out through the APS website.”

For more information on the upcoming exhibit and how you can help, visit the APS website.